For years I didn’t recognize them.  But now I realize they were actually little tiny dream-lings.  (I know that’s not a real word.) These reoccurring thoughts were dream seeds and once I gave them a little ray of sunlight (aka — considered them possible) — they flowered and blossomed.

Like the time I was trying to decide what college I would attend.  I thought about  music and writing which were talents I had and loved.  I didn’t think I was good enough  to major in music (limiting belief–big time)!  I seriously considered journalism, when my mother reminded me she could only afford a teacher’s college.  “Be a teacher, you’ll have your summers off.  If you still want to get into journalism, you can do that later.” (on my dime, of course)

The idea of writing a book someday–was always there.  I would often dream what my book would be about–maybe the dramas I had in my life; maybe a compilation of my adventures and my friends’ lives.  I never quite figured it out–but I often mentioned it to my friends as a life-time goal of mine.

Then, there was my desire to move to a warmer climate.  It started while I was (probably) shoveling snow in Rochester, NY (probably) in April.  As my friend described her recent visit to her cousins’ home who had just moved to North Carolina, I could feel a curiosity and desire–thinking how nice it sounded.  During the 35+ years since that first discussion, my ears would perk up anytime I met someone from that area–and asked them lots of questions.  I always felt I would end up there someday–but imagined it would be because of a job.

My desire to become a coach was a younger dream than the other ones I just mentioned.  But after getting laid off  in 2006, I finally allowed myself to put away all my excuses and fears and I signed up for a certification program.  Then, as I was finishing up my coaching program, the dream to move to a warmer climate came bubbling up.

Yes, I did move to North Carolina–in 2007; and although my book hasn’t been written yet — a draft is completed and I have no doubt that it will be written soon! Once I started listening to my heart, it was like I had opened a faucet and water (dreams) started gushing out.

What about you?  Do you have any wishes that keep re-appearing?  I’d love to hear your stories of dreams you’ve had for years that finally materialized!

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