Every now and then you hear about somebody doing something crazy, like the woman who parachuted out of an airplane on her 80th birthday. Crazy... maybe. But fun, too and something that fulfills a dream.
I remember hearing about a family that took a year off from work and school to travel the world. Most of us probably shake our heads and say, "Where do you get the financial resources for a trip like that? I can't imagine taking more than a week off from work and we'd NEVER miss school!"
But what does your heart say? Do you ever hear of a news making, dream fulfilling story that makes your heart long for a dream of it's own? Is your dream so crazy big that you could never pull it off?
I've heard my mom say she'd love to write a book or become a real estate agent or both. "Go for it!" we say. I've even sent her emails about writers conferences that make her almost giggle. "But I can't," she usually says. Whether the excuse is that it conflicts with Dad's work or that my sister and I might need her to babysit, there's a reason she can't go "do" her dream.
I've been spending a lot of time trying to think about my dream. Like my mom, I have more than one. But the one that meets the most resistance, requires the most effort and would be the hardest to schedule; that's the one my heart really longs for.
Tomorrow, I'll tell you what that dream is and why I can't do it. But for now, what's your dream? If you could do anything what would it be?