Where do dreams start,
first in your heart (desire), second in your mind (the process), third set them
in motion, if you can dream it, you can make it come true. This I
believe, and time or age should not be a factor, think big then appreciate the
I have had comments on
my blog that are positive when I post poetry or prose, those that indicate that
efforts were a waste of time, I trash! I am doing what I want with my
life and I will always run into the naysayers, doubters and those who believe
that my butt should be planted in a rocking chair and my hand should be holding
knitting needles. Instead, I sit here with laptop on an old table pounding out poetry or a short story
idea and scoff at those who would try to kill my dream, a dream in the making
over a lifetime and the last ten-years spent in learning and creating. Of
this creation, process has been given birth to nine poetry books, one bio book
of my daughter’s journey before death, and one of my personal art.
I am not
intimidated with rejection slips, I am a member of the rejection slip club and
our membership is huge; yet, we refuse to give up our dreams. In this
club, I am in the presence of good writers, and creative excellence that has
yet to fulfill their dreams. We are all on a journey to find ourselves,
to meet the excellence of who we were intended to be. It is a roller
coaster ride, for every ten “no’s” there is a “yes”, we dream of one day
hearing “YES, YES, YES”!
You must not only follow
your dreams, you must fight for them, again age, time, place, and conditions
cannot stop our dreams. If you do not go after your dreams, you will be
responsible for them being “crushed”. At the end of your life, have no
regrets. Look around, dreamers created all of the many things that you
love. Therefore, your dreams may not come as soon as you would like, be
patience the side trips toward your dream could inspire you in other ways
toward your greatness. A part of your personal growth in life is because
of your dreams, without them would you be who you are today?
Doing what you want in
life attracts those who are jealous, ignore them; do not try to justify your dreams
with these people; they are not worth your time. Following your dreams
may give them the inspiration to find their own dreams.
Again, age is not a factor in following or finding your dream, stay motivate, look at failures as a learning ground for growth and always remember that there are no rules in life where dreaming is concerned. Never set boundary around yourself, or let others wall up your dreams. Take a chance on finding greatness.
Peace and Love