How can we rekindle those childhood dreams and make them our reality?
When I embarked upon this idea of a blog, I started out by sharing a small part of my "Life List", the list of things I hope to accomplish within my lifetime. We all know there's very little time to do anything else on top of just being a mom, but recently I've been waking up about an hour before my kids so I can dedicate a little time to developing my mind and exploring new endeavors. There are still so many things I want to try out and learn. We have all been blessed with certain gifts, but how can we know what they are unless we're entertaining fresh ideas, and perusing new talents. When I look at this list I think, someday I'm going to get to do these things... *sigh*... but you know what? That someday is going to be NOW! No more making excuses about how there's "no time" for it. All it takes is a little evaluation. How many times a day am I doing things that are simply a waste? TONZ!!! I could watch less of my favorite shows, spend less time online, and sacrifice one hour of my sleep in order for me to make these things happen. I don't want to look back in ten years and regret I didn't do more with my time. Life will always be busy no matter what stage of life we're in. I can't remember a time in my life when it WASN'T busy, even before kids.
I've decided to pick one thing from my life list and focus on it for 1-6 months, depending on how much I'm enjoying it and so forth. I can always come back to it too. This way it will keep things interesting and exciting for me, without feeling overwhelmed with the many other things I'd like to do. I love the quote, "it's not the destination, it's the journey that matters". We don't need to stress over getting something finished, or perfecting the talent, just enjoy the journey.
I've always wanted to write and sing songs, I shared a little about this along with my American Idol Moment video, but now it's time to take action. My goal is not to become famous or to write a hit song, my motivation behind it rely's solely upon the idea of learning what all goes into creating a song. I'm always trying to get better at writing and expressing myself, not because I want to write a New York Times best seller, rather to relate to people, to be an example to my children, to inspire others to reach for their dreams. I don't need to become the next Oprah to feel like I'm making a difference. If I help just one person in my lifetime, that will be enough for me.
I recently purchased this new software that is an incredible tool for anyone who wants to enhance their creative writing skills or even write a song of your own. I was just googling about song writing and came across this video. Once I watched it, I was instantly sold. Such an incredible resource for the aspiring writer. It's called Master Writer and they offer a free 10 day trial. Just simply go to their site and download the free trial, it's that easy. I've already been playing around on it and absolutely LOVE how helpful it is. Just watch this video and you'll see what I mean.
It's time to take action and what better time to start than NOW. Lets keep those dreams alive and start living them.
What are your dreams?