I’m a dreamer. This fact was made clear to me at an early age through my tendency to obsessively set goals and see just how fast I could achieve them. I’ve lived most of my life with one foot in the future, allowing my brain space to be consumed by who I would be someday instead of who I was right then.
Though I hate to admit it, the thrill of imagining how I would feel about myself and my life if my dreams were realized was often more satisfying than living in the “not yet” of the present. As a result, it became easy for my dreams to feel more like burdens – ideas and goals that weighed on my mind and heart until they were complete. This was only made more challenging by the fact that I usually had more dreams than any one season of life could hold.
We all took vows. We stood at the center of our lives and pledged to be better and feel harder. We crossed our chests and swore we’d do all the things we said we were going to. It comes with the terrain of a new
You have a right to have more than one dream. Honest. We grew up with the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" And, admittedly, throughout the years the answers may have changed. Yet, they all had a common theme, the
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, encourages and challenges women to actively pursue their dreams in her New York Times Bestseller Lean In. The executive thrives in her career (earning a multimillion dollar annual salary) and personal life (married with two children) — enough
There's a war inside us. We all feel it. One moment you're chasing dreams, the next you're being pulled toward laziness and sluggishness. You, like many others, seem to exhibit the never-ending irrationality in human behavior.
Author and expert marketer, Seth Godin, described it as this: "We
As I have gotten older, (and I am not saying that I am old), I have noticed two things about myself and my life. First, I have become more certain of who I am. My beliefs, my pet peeves, my preferred style of jeans, and the amount
wooden floor. chirping bird. slight tickle.
BIG smile. strings played. dusty books.
love rightly. grey beach. stripes sideways.
long corridors. risk. grass.
curtains pulled. leaf pile. running in heels.
candlesticks. water wading. dark sky.
smoke whirl. rain hard. fascinated goosebumps.
crisp books. fire ignite. tart taste.
i am lost in a story.
"See the world before you settle down." ~Common Wisdom
I recently attended the stateside wedding reception of an incredible, adventurous couple. Their slideshow could have been torn straight from the pages of National Geographic. Pre-engagement, they had quit their respective jobs to wander the globe together
I am no one
No dream to speak of
No sleep to dream up
Identity in creativity
We preach to the young
But the young preach to us
The good fight for dreams
Just might be a civil war
Divided we stand
Together we fall
Fallen we long
For the embrace
Of a Saving Grace
To give us
Dreamers are often those folks that sip coffee with unkempt hair and twiddle a pencil over a well-worn journal. There is a certain characteristic of freedom and mystery in their step and presence that intrigues those around them to get a peak into the daily
Tonight I meet a teenage boy on the bus. He’s an artist. He sits right in front of me, and I watch him sketch and color and outline his tag, “Hint.” He tells me there is a German expression similar to the word, which means