Friday, November 23, 2012

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

I've been having an interesting few weeks. Without going into too much detail, things have been stressful at work, and I haven't had time to write. I've done plenty of imagining and dreaming, but no real writing. I'm really behind on NaNo, too.

Today, someone made a comment that was basically belittling those that want to do ore with their lives than what they're doing. Like they should just be content with the mediocre. That's never been my style. I've always had big aspirations and have always been certain said aspirations would come true.

It always bothers me when someone pooh-poohs someone else's dreams. If they aspire to be something bigger and to do something that is more meaningful to them, why belittle it? Maybe it's because I've been around seriously negative people that never understand why I do the things I do, but if someone does something that I consider off-kilter or wonky, I just leave them to their own devices, and figure it'll come to fruition eventually.

If someone wants a change, why act like it's the most terrible thing in the world? People are constantly changing. Even those who are set in their ways do their own changing eventually. It's how the world works.

I don't want to do my job forever. I want to be a writer. I want to be financially independent. If that's a terrible dream, then let me continue to dream anyway.

The world is already ugly enough. Don't take aspirations away from people, even if you think they're dumb. Even if they don't fit into your plans. It's like this person I'm thinking of forgot that people do have lives outside of work. It's insane.

Eleanor Roosevelt had some fantastic quotes about life and dreams, so I'm going to leave you with them, for a positive note.

~“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 

~“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn 
his back on life.” 

~“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” 

~“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” 

~“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” 

~“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” 


  1. I really like this post. I have dreams too...unfortunately I tend to get so caught up in confusion, anxiety, everything that I still in stillness and moan instead. That's (not) helpful :(
    WOuld love to chat maybe if you have a contact address...
    I'm currently battling a huge dilemmia with work situation and how to continue on a writing path but financially stay afloat ...and maintain a spirit somehow. :)
    Thanks regardless.

    1. For me, personally, I find I do my best writing when I take time for myself. When I work out and eat right, I get some of my best inspiration. Lately, I've been working a lot of extra hours at work, and not taking time for myself, and my work is suffering. I think what you need to remember is that writing is part of your job. Think of it as something you need to do. Set goals for yourself, always be looking ahead. That's really all the advice that I keep giving myself.
      Good luck!

  2. I know this post is is nearing 2 years old, but what you say still rings true. I found your blog whilest looking at the images for Eleanor Roosevelt quotes. Your picture was linked to your blog. I work in a hospital and the girls in my department are like junior high schoolers. So quick to tear each other apart. Today, I was actually the subject of their drama and I just found it all so amusing, and pathetic at the same time. Anyway, I too have dreams - I'm an artist and look forward to the day when I say good bye to work and just 'play' all day. I use the word play, because when it's something you love to do, it is no longer work. Anyway, Beks…good post here, I'm glad I found it. Take care and I hope your dreams are closer than ever!

    1. I see drama at work still, too. I was just commenting today that I never really experience the drama (thankfully) since I stay in my own bubble. It is ridiculous that people can't build each other up. I'm glad you like it, and keep with your art. Life's too short to not do things you enjoy! :-)