Oh, to Dream Again

I came across a recent blog post of Anxious Pen titled, See, and Answer, and it really struck a nerve in me, in a deep and profound way. It made me miss the childhood me. I know, as we get older especially after high school we all wish time didn’t move so fast or that reality wasn’t so real. However, it wasn’t like that at all. His poem made me want that little girl who had all these hopes and dreams and knew she was going to conquer the world. It made me wonder what happens to us as we age? When do we start canceling and walking away from that dreamer mentality? I knew as a child I wanted to be a gymnast, then a veterinarian, and finally a lawyer. I recently cancelled that lawyer dream because as a current college student I can’t see myself doing anymore school, at least not now. I just can’t seem to remember when I left that spirit behind. Now, I just want to accomplish maybe one or two things and call it a day. What happens to us that we lose that? Can we ever get it back? I feel like we all still have that child dreamer within us but life and reality are so strong that maybe it suppresses them deep within us. It’s quite scary to know that such an important part of us is drained out and we don’t even realize until it’s possibly too late. I have this urge now more than ever to fight to bring that part of me back. To just be able to walk around with such confidence and imagination with a page full of goals and dreams seems like such a better life. A life full of hope, wonders, and joy. I know that in reality we can’t be everything we want to be but does that mean we have to walk around like that. To me that seems kind of depressing. I’m not saying we should walk around in denial but walk in hope and with purpose that you can still do it all with peace knowing its okay if you don’t. So, I hope this encourages you to fight to bring out that little dreamer that has been hiding for some time.

With love,

Angel

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8 thoughts on “Oh, to Dream Again

  1. You will have a lifetime of chasing that dream, whatever it may be. And know that your dream(s) will change. What you wanted at 15 isn’t what you want at 25, and what you want at 32 may be very different than that. But relax and enjoy the process of learning about yourself. We often struggle to make dreams come true, when if we stop and take a breath, we may not need to work so hard to find peace, serenity, and purpose. We don’t have to make everything happen, we can let things happen.

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  2. I too think it’s important to get back to our dream self. 🙂 I’m certainly having a great time refocusing on dreams I had put away wondering how I could every fit them into my “adult” life. I think it should be the other way around: adulthood should fit around our dreams.

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  3. I have always thought that a child’s sense of wonder is something that we should always aspire to have. Is that innocent dreamlike quality that motivates us to follow our passion in life! Yes to dreaming!!!

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  4. Different stages of life, different plans, different possibilities, different opportunities…and all through this, we keep reinventing ourselves – some dreams are lost in the process and others are found – the good news is that we never run short of dreams 🙂

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