Friday, June 17, 2011

A timetable for DREAMS

Some days I feel like I am living in a state of panic -
Time is slipping away.
If I haven't made it to my "goal" by a certain day, a certain date, a certain age - then it will be too late.
Am I the only one that feels that way?
This statement really hit home for me for just that reason.

I have to remind myself that there are soooooo many things that I want to accomplish in this life.
So many things I want to try.
So many adventures I want to go on.
So many different ways I see my life playing out.
For example - some days I see myself living on a large piece of property with an enormous garden, chickens, maybe a cow and some goats and within the same week I prefer the idea of a high-ceiling artists loft in the middle of the city with everything in walking distance.
Could you get any more opposite?
I want to get some of my art work licensed; I want to increase the availability of it in stores and catalogs.
I want to see my Etsy site take flight!
I want to sky dive; hang glide, paraglide - anything that involves flight.
I want to scuba dive - I've done it once and I can't wait for more opportunities.
I can't even begin to list all of the places I want to see in the world - but a few of the top sites are Belize, Italy and Bali.
I want to learn a foreign language - preferably Spanish.
I want to take classes in cooking, art, calligraphy, life drawing. . .
I want to own a cottage somewhere that I can escape to on the weekends and paint. It could be in the mountains, on the coast -I'm not picky. Just somewhere "away".
I want to sing in a choir.
I want to sing with a band.
I want to perform on stage in a musical -something I haven't done for over 20 years.
I want to live in a foreign country for a year.
I want to learn how to make artisan breads.
I want to go on a silent retreat and spend my days in prayer and meditation.
I want to live fully every second of my life.

It makes me overwhelmed thinking about it- partly with anticipation and partly with sadness - because I know that I will not be able to accomplish everything on the list.
But the reality is this -
they don't all have to be done at the same time or right away.
Life is a journey.
The process itself is part of the adventure.
And as long as I am always moving forward, then I am on the right track.
As long as I am dreaming and longing for new adventures, I know that I am alive.

1 comment:

Giggles said...

"I want to get some of my art work licensed; I want to increase the availability of it in stores and catalogs." I'd love to see this too!! Good luck on all your endeavors!! You have so much life and spirit in you! Seems like you ARE enjoying the journey!!

Hugs that piece!