...so says Cinderella.
Without my dreams and hopes, life seems rather dull. It’s like total boredom, never reaching for anything, never stepping out on that limb but always sitting at home on the couch…waiting. Waiting for what? Different desires come with age. My dreams are not the same as they used to be as some of those dreams have been fulfilled throughout the years. I’ve strattled a few fences along the way…do I do this or do I do that, this way or that way? I’ve fallen off only to get back up, put on my big girl panties, the pretty lacey ones, and move on again.
Standing at the intersection of life with 3 other ways to go, has been a test. Do I go straight ahead or turn to the left or to the right? As long as I didn’t come to a dead end, I was usually OK.
Looking ahead now the dream is looking at 59½. I know there are those of you who know exactly what I am referring to and can relate…but for those of you who are way too young, let me explain: Retirement age…not that you cannot retire before then…but you cannot draw on your retirement funds you worked hard for until that age. Its part of that government control stuff you know. Oh they give you ways that you can get to your money with penalties and taxes, that way they still control your money while getting a chunk of it for themselves. So unlike Cinderella with her fairy godmother who is always watching out for her, I think I will just wait it out.
In the mean time I will jump a few rainbows, climb one or two and slide down the curve hoping to land softly in that pile of gold at the bottom. I will stand in the dark night gazing into the starry sky making wishes on every twinkle. I will lasso the moon because I know that I can reach that far. I will dance in the rain with my tongue hanging out to catch the sweet drops and taste the present moment. I will live in that moment; I will live in the right now.
My dreams come true
Being an artist…starving one but still one
Graduating high school
Going to college
Buying a house
Buying some land
Having a child
Being a Mama
Watching her walk and talk
Selling the house
Building our new home
Raising our child right
Building a nest egg
Watching her grow up
Sending her to college
Watching her walk the aisle to her love
Being happy and blessed
Living well and comfortable, not money rich
My dreams of hope
Being a Grammie
Living long enough
Living in each moment
Spending that money I waited for
Helping and giving
Living in eternity one day
My dreams were/are pretty simple really…nothing fancy or wild, nothing out of the ordinary, just plain simple everyday typical things of life. I have been blessed.
I have made it through the rain…thus far. Sometimes I got drenched and caught a cold, sometimes I fell in the mud puddle instead of jumping over it or sometimes I simply enjoyed the coolness of it and sometimes I danced. And I know that it will continue to rain every now and then on my parade but it is up to me to decide if I will keep on dancing.
Notice how my future dream list is shorter….what’s up with that!?
Cinderella and I need to chat or either she needs to share her fairy godmother!
"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."
I hope that all your dreams come true!
Loving me some Adele on the playlist….