Do you have a dream that you haven't followed yet?
Before I answer, I'd like to say that it's my firm belief that if we stop having dreams, we die. I don't know anyone, no matter how old or how fulfilling their life is or has been, who doesn't still have a dream of some kind.
Yes, Jo. I have a dream I haven't followed yet, more than one. I'm also sure I have dreams I haven't yet dreamed.
The Big Dream that I've been ignoring is writing. Yes, I know. I write every day. But. I want to write a book. It's there, all in my head, the concept, the characters, several chapters even. I'm often asked when I'm going to write a book. I'm often asked if I've been published. Alas. Then I get asked, "Well... what's stopping you?!"
Me. As usual, I'm stopping me. It's not fear, not any more. It's a matter of taking the time to write. It's a matter of discipline and consistent commitment. It will happen. I'm just not quite there yet. Ah, but I'm so much closer than I've been before.
I've thought about self-publishing some of my artwork and favorite blog posts and poetry, but... eh, I don't know. I mean, it's all here for free, isn't it? Who'd pay for that?!
By the way, I do have a poem published in New Art Review's book Seek Truth, available here.
There's a book in me just waiting to happen. That's the Big Dream that I've yet to follow.
And there's a little dream... almost more of a niggling idea rather than a dream. I have this funny notion that I'd someday like to open a coffee/bakeshop/art gallery/book shop type of place where bean seeking cerebral types will come to hang out and spend tons of money.
Who knows what dreams may come...?