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Sometimes I’m not sure what those dreams are, Wendy
Me too Petra. Sometimes I find myself on auto pilot. Maybe that is ok though. Do we expect too much of ourselves? Maybe an ordinary life is ok. Maybe regrets and disappointments are just part of life. Maybe there is a reason, or not, that our dreams stay dreams. But I guess the point might be to keep your dreams so you keep going.
Great points, Juliet! I sometimes think I’m the only person in the world without clear dreams–I mean there are things I’d like to do, but nothing truly defining. That said, I do have a pretty wonderful life, so maybe being “dreamless” isn’t all that bad!
Agreeing with Juliet about being on auto-pilot. I have many ‘dreams’ – sailing the world, or living in Paris, or living in a small custom home (right-sized for me) just outside the city…but I’m not sure if I lack motivation to make them reality, or whether I fear I won’t be happy after realizing my dream, or something in my gut is telling it’s not right. So sometimes instead of sitting down and making a plan to reach these goals, it’s easier to “other stuff” day-to-day – stuff I enjoy (playing jazz, reading, swimming), but doesn’t help me achieve a dream. I’ve always admired the folks who take the big steps toward realizing a dream.
There are all different kinds of dreams – Some are grand and exotic. And others are simple, like getting through a day with gratitude, by appreciating how much is right in our life.
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