Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Dreams, Big & Small

In my email loop today, I advised one of my loopies not to give up on her dreams (due to hers & her hubby's illness) but to tweak them into doable and attainable goals.

Then I started thinking...have I done that?

I have this dream of going to Paris to see the Louvre.  I want to see the Mona Lisa with my own eyes as well as some of the other works of the Renaissance Masters. 

This may be doable or not.  This something I can't do probably for years, maybe until the kids are out of college.  With RA and Lupus, that 14 years may be too long to wait.  Maybe I won't physically be able to do it - then what?

I have also worked on this dream in a small way.  I have read about the Renaissance and the Masters.  I have begun to teach myself French. 

Small, easily achievable goals.  They may be all I will have in the end.  Only time will tell.

I want to write and be published.  I do write a poem journal and occasionally write a humorous essay, but I really do need to work on this one more! 

I want to go back to school.  Sometimes.  Usually, I realize that this just seems impossible.  If I make the committment to the semester, will I be able to finish it?  What if I flare?  Get sick?  The kids?  The house?  The hubby?  The pets?  My parents? 

Excuses or valid concerns?

This is actually a dream I have worked on.  I read constantly.  I usually have 2 or 3 books going all at the same time.  I read on subjects, wide and various, common and uncommon. 

Right now, for instance, I am reading Krakatoa, a wonderful read that is both historical and scientific all at once.  I am reading a book on words, for those wishing to expand their vocabulary and learn the origins of someinteresting words.  I am also reading Dante's Inferno, again.  Tough read, it needs to be gone over more than once.

Reading in a way, helps me with all my dreams.  I can get lost in a book and forget the pain, the worries of being a mom, a wife, and a daughter.  Much the same with movies and tv also.

I have enjoyed working on my dreams here, now.

Be well,  Dawn

 

4 comments:

thebaabee said...

Enjoyed reading your blog Dawn.  Keep it up. Although I haven't been that faithful with mind.  I promise to do more writing too.  I have put on my list of alerts.  Love bunches LuAnne
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dkb11161970 said...

good points made here.  remember that even a journey to the Louvre starts with a step to get you on your way!  grins, debra

libragem007 said...

wonderful entry here Dawn. I'm glad I came and visited. You helped me today to not overlooked the little details to attain the bigger ones...dreams that is!
Gem :-)

klconard1 said...

(((((((((Dawn)))))))))) I want all of your dreams for you to come true.  I have spent the afternoon working on more spring cleaning and taking breaks to rest my back (it is horrible this week) and reading reading reading ALL of carnivAOL.
loving you
karyl