Dreams Never Die
Here it goes – my first blog. My heart rate racing, my mind hitting a blank wall.
For at least two years I’ve thought about starting a blog but fear and the blank screen won out. Yet a constant niggling voice kept repeating in my head, “If you want to be a writer, you need to WRITE!” Sounds easy but my fingers still hesitate as they stumble across the keyboard searching for the ‘right’ words.
As a young child I dreamed of writing for a living but life choices took me along another career path – actually a couple of paths. I have no regrets; I’ve experienced a rich and fulfilling life. Yet within me a longing still exists to express myself creatively. Today there are no excuses; I have the time, the place and lots to share.
I believe the dreams of our childhood arise from our soul’s desires and it’s never too late to pursue our passions. Dreams never die, although they may be abandoned or forgotten. If you’re 80 it might not be possible to become a surgeon or astronaut. But maybe there is something in the medical or aeronautical field you could do like volunteering in a hospital or at an aero-space museum. Or perhaps you could share the knowledge you’ve gained about these areas with school-age children and thus inspire them. You and your experience have value no matter where you are in your life’s journey.
So what if you’ve accomplished all of your dreams and ambitions? Then it’s time to find new ones! Think back to your earliest childhood memories. What did you want to do, to become, to see, to experience?
If you have unfulfilled dreams, I hope you’ll consider revisiting them. If you need new ones, I hope you’ll search them out. Your dreams can lift you above the mundane and carry you to the stars.
© Wendie Donabie 2012