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