D is for Dreams ~ April 4, 2018

“To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub, for in that sleep of death what dreams may come ” ~ The composite Willie Shakes wrote that, not J-Dub.

Duh Jill.  We know that.  Of course you do.

Dreams fascinate me.  I am positive dreams are from our subconscious mind speaking to us.  But in this post, I am not referring to dreams we have while sleeping.  Nope, instead the dreams to which I refer are ones’ life ambitions.  I pose two questions and will answer from my perspective but then I’d love to see your opinions in the comments section.  Begging for feedback once again.  I am convinced eventually my ploy will work.

  1. As a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up? Around the age 8, I wanted to own a bakery and decorate cakes for a living. Then around 8th grade, I wanted to be a reporter.  Legit.  I wanted to interview people on the street and then write up the story for the newspaper.  I never dreamed or planned to do what I do now but life has a way of working out.
  2. Do you believe dreams really do come true?  They can but more often that not people are not living the life they imagined.  Life is messy.  Stuff happens. But when you’re lucky, you are grateful for what you have even when it wasn’t what you first dreamt of or wanted or expected.

Now your turn to answer. Let me know your thoughts.

As always, more to come.

This post was written as part of Blogging From A to Z April (2018) Challenge.

Numero Quatro.

23 thoughts on “D is for Dreams ~ April 4, 2018

  1. 1) I’ve been writing since I was in high school, and I am so glad to have made it a part of my life as an adult!
    2) Yes! Not always, but sometimes. And sometimes dreams change, and that’s okay, too!

    Jayden R. Vincente
    Erotic Fiction Writer

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  2. I guess you could say my dreams did come true. From the earliest time I said I wanted to be a writer, and I have been for all these years, and even have a few things published. On the side, I wanted to be an archeologist and dig up bones and mummies. 🙂

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  3. From kindergarten on, I dreamt of being a teacher and a writer. For a brief time in Grade 5, when I was sick for a month, I dreamt of being a paediatrician because I was in love with Dr. Danny Givelas. And then in high school I toyed with being the first female justice of the Supreme Court in Canada because some teachers told me I’d be good at it (I think because I liked to argue). Ultimately, my dream of being a teacher and a writer came true and in a very big way. I published six books in education and several literacy programs, won awards, travelled all over North America speaking – it was amazing.
    Now my dream, in my retirement, is to find out who Karen is without the nonstop work and to enjoy the heck out of being that person. Will that dream come true? I’m determined to make it so!

    https://profoundjourney.com D is for Deep Play

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    1. Awww. This is great!!! I love to hear when people fulfill their dreams. Ha! on the liked to argue piece. I hear tell that is a prerequisite for something in the legal profession. Debate could be my word of the day. I will check our Deep Play shortly. Thanks for commenting 🙂


  4. soliciting ‘feedback’ … well, you’ve got the right way to go about it 🙂
    re: the second question: I think we become inhibited, our courage to do what we want/dream of (schools are the culprit; so systematic like a factory) vaporizes and that’s the “stuff (that) happens”…its very sad. We mostly function as production machines for capitalism.

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  5. I really don’t remember “dreaming” of what I wanted to be growing up. I wanted to be a nurse and be married. I made it to medical assistant and have been married for 34 years (with 3 kids which were not exactly part of the dream but a welcome addition). Being able to work for myself from home for the last 18 years has certainly been a dream. Nicely done.

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    1. I did not have the chops for anything medical. I am so appreciative for folks who do. Working from home is certainly a dream. I get to enjoy once a week or so myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. OK J-Dubber, firstly I used to draw maps and maps and maps off imaginary countries when i was a nipper, then I discovered drink, music and girls, and stopped drawing maps. Now I am doing that again and have been for the past 18 years! drawing maps that is.
    Dreams? I think there are things I’ve always wanted to do and someday I hope to, Its not a bucket list as I’ve previously ranted about somewhere merely a list of things to do. If I can tick something off then thats brilliant but I know I can’t do everything and I feel its probably better to do a few things well rather than loads of things without scratching the surface. I really want to travel to Laos and North Korea before I die, and Greenland. Maybe I will but I won’t regret it if I don’t.
    Thats my take on it all, keep up the good work, nearly a sixth of the way through!!

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    1. Very cool! A cartographer in our midst! It is good to have something to aspire to do and even better to make the plan flexible. The overwhelming theme is evolution. And now I am psyched – 1/6 of the way there YaY!!!!!


      1. I’m looking forward to Sunday to be honest with you! I’m back at work tomorrow drawing squares on maps! Plus the daily nonsense and the A-Z and child care when I get back. And there’s no bath for me to lie in with my eyes closed! Picked the wrong time for a competition

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  7. I dreamed of being a professional baseball player. That dream didn’t come true, primarily because I lacked sufficient hand-eye coordination. I was, and still am, a bit of a klutz.

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    1. Professional Baseball player is a dream of so many. Funny memory. My brother wanted to be a baseball field. Not a typo either. His friends wanted to be players. He wanted to be the field. Quirky kid. 😆

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  8. I’m a fan of both kinds of dreams too. When I was a kid I wanted to be a detective and solve all manner of great mysteries. I think perhaps just living has offered me the chance to purse that. 🙂 I do believe that dreams can come true, but I also think it’s important to allow room for our dreams and ourselves to evolve.

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  9. I totally agree that things happen for a reason. My dreams sway in the breeze of time, but I have a gorgeous, happy family and that is the dream I treasure the most.

    Returning your A-Z visit from ajblythe.com

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