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



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

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