Thursday, December 10

To Dreams...

This week, I was reminded more than once to follow my dreams.

Sometimes, when life gets busy or trying, we forget to remember our dreams.

I'm in retail and this is an exhausting season. I leave work and I just want to collapse on the couch and veg out to DVR shows we've backlogged. And on my days off, I have to shop, decorate, bake...yada, yada, yada.

Earlier this week, after getting my totally scrubbed computer home, I was in the  garage hunting down my copy of Office7, when I came upon the plaque in the picture. I'm pretty sure I got it as a gift last Christmas and I have no idea how it ended up in the garage and not in my office. But, I think I found it when I most needed it. And it is now hanging in the window above my desk.

Then I went into one of my old WG stores to print some pictures. I talked briefly to my former boss and as I was leaving, the head cashier told me, "Don't stop writing." Now, this man never read anything I wrote but he knew I had dreams to be published. And his words refreshed my hunger to publish.

And finally, a friend came to town from Hawaii and a few of us got together for dinner. These were also former WG coworkers from another store. And three of the four inquired about my writing. One of them--Julie--has read a couple of my unpublishable manuscripts and loved them. Her late mother was also a fan, having read two of them as well. It's always a thrill when someone you don't "know" reads what you wrote and loves it. 

My message for you today, is not to let life overwhelm you so you forget your dreams. Like the sign says, there are no expiration dates.

 

8 comments:

  1. Absolutely. A wonderful post, Margie!

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  2. Yes, this is so important to remember, especially for us writers who so often let life and messy life stuff get in our way. Thanks, Margie!

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    1. I am so guilty of that. I often need the reminder :)

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  3. Thanks for the reminder, Margie! Also keep in mind "This, too, shall pass" when work, the mad rush of Holidays, life, etc. seem to get in the way of that dream.

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    1. My daughter has that phrase along with a dandelion "wish" tatooed on the inside of her arm. It's a great reminder.

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