• Carolyn

The magic of a dream

What is a dream? A dream is a special wish we make in our heart.

We all have dreams. I mean, come on, who doesn’t have a secret dream or a desire to want to do something, to want to be something?

What was my dream? Well, my dream kept changing at different stages of my life. Initially, it was to be married and have babies. Check! I got married to a wonderful man and have 2 beautiful children with him. As the kids grew up, my dream started to change. I then dreamed of wanting to do something with my life, something with the (little) spare time I had. I would think about it at night, when everyone was asleep, and I just knew I had to take some action, I didn’t want to let go of it because I was afraid to take that step forward. This led to me being a professional voice over artist, 10 years after being married and 2 children later. I thought I’d be satisfied with this, but damn! Those dreams again!

I still felt like there was more, and again my dream changed, I wanted to find a way to put down my thoughts, my ideas, the many random and not so random things that pop into my head at the oddest times possible. I realized that I had stories to tell, things to share and I wanted to share with a few close friends, if not the world. So, blogging happened. Now I must say that this was a dream that took a long time to come to fruition. I was terrified!! These are my thoughts, what if people laugh or think I am silly? But again, I felt like it was something I had to do, and here I am today, insecurities and all!

A dream could be anything, dreams of owning a house, losing weight, getting fit, changing jobs, saving for a car, getting a starring role in the latest Bollywood blockbuster, anything at all. It is YOUR dream, and it is up to YOU to make it come true. You can’t rely on anyone else to keep your dream alive! That is your job, in your hands for safe keeping.

I guess what I am trying to say is, no one will care about your dreams as much as you do. You might have the most supportive family and friends, but at the end of the day, it is you who is putting in the long hours, it is you who is fighting against all the insecurities and doubts that are swimming inside your head, it is you who is sending out a hundred emails a day and getting no responses. If you are lucky, you will have cheerleaders, waiting to give you a hug and a pat on the back when you cross that finish line. And can you even imagine, when you get there, that feeling of exhilaration!!! I know it well, because I have been there, thrice. It is the best feeling in the world.

That is the magic of a dream, and why it is so incredibly special when it comes true. So, I say to you, continue to believe, continue to give your blood sweat and tears, continue to be emotionally invested. Above all, be strong. You will get to the finish line…...in style.

Let this be a new year’s resolution of sorts, believe in your dreams, soar high like an eagle, for you are meant to be flying majestically and not clucking around like a chicken. 2018 will be good to you, all you have to do is make it happen.

Happy New Year!!


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