I think we most often attest "dreams" to "jobs", or "growing up". These are great to have- when I was a little girl I dreamed of opening a bakery with my grandma, of becoming a zoologist with my best friend Maggie, and of becoming a Broadway star. In college and as a young adult, I dreamed of moving to Nashville and writing songs for famous musicians.
But dreams aren't limited to our income or our title. We can dream of a more peaceful world, of new inventions, of cures and miracles. I dream that there will be an end to violence, and that we find how to beat cancer so that it stops taking lives away.
A few years ago, when I was still living with my parents, I had a "dream board". On it were pictures of celebrities I wanted to meet, places I wanted to go, and things I wanted to accomplish. I no longer have it, but I wonder how different it would look now. I will tell that you my biggest dream is to write something that means something to people. Whether that is a song or a book, I just want to impact lives through my writing.
The best part about our dreams is that they are just that- ours. Own your dream. Hold onto it. Cherish it, and nourish it. You can dream as big as you want to.Don't be afraid to dream big. Don't be afraid to act on your dreams. Even if you don't quite make it, I can assure you that along the way, you will learn so much about yourself and who you are.
So go on and dream, darlings.
"We can dream, but God can take those dreams and go beyond what we can ask, think or even imagine...so dream big and let God do the rest"- Melinda Doolittle, American Idol Finalist Season 6