I feel the need to write a blog about dreams, but what about… I don’t know. We all have them right? Some are small – meeting a favorite celebrity and some are grand – Becoming a celebrity all on your own. (I should mention, some are more heart-felt than those, but for today let’s just stick to these.) It’s so easy to have a dream and to just let it be that… a dream, but for some of us that dream is so close and so deep in our veins that we can taste it!
I feel that way every day. All of my life, I have had both heart-felt dream such as finding my soulmate, getting married, having a baby; and now that I have accomplished those I am back to my more superficial but very real goals of wanting to have the limelight shine on me. I was always the little girl who performed for everyone and anyone. At age five I hopped on the stage at church and sang in front of the whole congregation, beaming as I did. I loved every play, every musical, every competition I was in, but still was never one of the “cool kids”.
Then came my passion for writing and my love for history. I remember being in Washington D.C. or the Lexington/Concord battlefields in Massachusetts and feeling the essence of what was once happening on the grass beneath me. Who walked these grounds? What history was made here? The earth was electric with historic significance and my spirit was alive with yearning. I connected with history then and by the time college came around I had no idea what to do with it, but I knew I had to be apart of it. Once I started using my history background, writing about it was the next step. I never wanted to write nonfiction material, mainly because I am very imaginative and want to be in history as a character myself. When I am writing a historical fiction I can be anyone anywhere in the world and in any time in history.
Back to the subject at hand though, dreams. Yes, it may be superficial to want to see my name in print on a book shelf, but it’s something I’ve always wanted. I’m not the person who could be happy with just keeping my writing in a drawer somewhere. No way! I want to share my craft with other history lovers out there and I want them to like me. I want to be just like Sally Field when she won her second Oscar screaming, “You like me, You really really like me!” from the podium.
So we all have dreams and I wish we could all have the passion to bring these dreams to fruition. The human brain and drive is a very powerful things and if a dream is something you really want, you can do it. I’m not going to give up my dreams for anything! And God-willing they will come true.