Thursday, July 8, 2010

Do You Have a Dream?

My friend Jennifer, a cancer survivor, posted something on Facebook this morning that really hit home with me. It said "Where will you be in 15 years? If you know, can you point me in the direction of where I'll be, because I'm having trouble seeing it." I know exactly how she feels.

It's very hard to have a dream or even think more than a year ahead after cancer. You don't know if you'll ever be able to realize your dream so is there any point in having one? I don't like that I feel that way. I want to believe that I'll be alive in 15 years.

I've really only had one continual "dream". When Elmer and I got married, we lived in my grandmother's home after she died. It was an acre and we had goats and chickens, geese and ducks. We loved it. Since leaving there, we've looked for property dreaming of that life again. A place to have a little farm with animals and a somewhere where family and friends can come and just sit on the porch and enjoy our quiet and simple life. I'd have a horse that I can jump on whenever I choose.

Tell me your dream and how do you plan to make it a reality?


Linda said...

Ha! Much like your friend, I don't have a dream. I have no idea where I'll be 1 year from now, let alone 15!
I had a dream of sailing for a while, but I guess I'm done with that.
So now what? Who knows? I guess my 'dream' for now is to have a roof over my head and food in my stomach. I must admit, it scares me that I have no security for my future.

Dee said...

Guess you'll HAVE to get that acreage build your cabin, or smaller home, and put up a big tent for Lala. It IS a roof , Lala, and you'll hear the rain, the wind, the coyotes, birds etc .

The thing about life, it never just stays as is. If you have the good attitude that you have, girls, life will get better. So, dream, plan, hope----its good for the soul.

kate said...

I can't stop thinking about Greece lately, for some reason.

I would love nothing more than to spend a year (or several) living in Europe. Italy, Greece, Spain or Sweden. That is my dream. I think it would be the most incredible experience, especially for Anna.

Jod, there is no doubt in my mind you and Elmer will make your dream come true. It's just a matter of the right place being available at the right time. It will happen.

Jodi said...

Yeah Linda, when we get those wall tents set up you can have your pick!

Kate, I can definately see you living abroad someday. That's so you!

jaci said...

In 15 years I still want to be a cool grandma who is active, makes weird sculptures, and has the prettiest flowers in the neighborhood. Where I do NOT want to be is still working. :)
And, hey, maybe throw in a horse, too.