We often dream about doing "something", and it can remain a dream if we don't, in fact, actually do the thing we are dreaming about! No brainer, there, right?
But what actually pushes us from "dreaming" to "doing"? Sometimes, the answer is… inexplicable. You just wake up one day, and BOOM, there you are… set about pursuing your dream. Why today? No clue. I suppose it's just "time".
Sometimes you might receive the encouragement you need from a friend or you might see sometime that is the preverbal "final straw"… like a photo in a magazine or a documentary. And, sometimes the yearning just gets too great, and you have to act or burst.
Truly, few things are personally more disheartening than unrequited dreams. Perhaps a rather unlikely sage to quote, but Lucille Ball once said: "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
So, this morning, I'm think about all of us, and our dreams. Naturally, we can't just run off all "willy nilly" following every whim we have, but my hope for each of us this beautiful, sunny day, is that we can all take one step closer to pursuing an unrequited dream. ((hugs))
As I've mentioned many times before, watercoloring has been an unrequited dream for 20 years! One day I got up and decided to finally get started. It has been a joy ever since!