The older I get, the more I regret not fulfilling some of my dreams in life. There are definitely things in my life that I wanted to do, but didn't pursue. Now that I am older, and don't have the youth I need to do some of those things, I regret not doing them while I could. But on the other hand, I have fulfilled some of my dreams, and that has brought me great satisfaction.
One of the things I always wanted to do in my life was become an emergency medical technician. I often thought I would do it even in my older years, but now I realize that my body probably isn't in good enough shape to have to lift heavy stretchers. But I might consider adjusting that dream and eventually get training to be a 911 telephone operator. That doesn't require heavy lifting.
Some of my life goals I have accomplished. I really wanted to get married and have children. I had some health problems in recent years, and my doctor told me she is surprised I was able to have children at all. So I feel very blessed that I was able to have 4 children. This was my highest priority, so that may be the reason that other dreams had to be put on the back burner. It was worth the trade off!
Another dream of mine, and of my husband, was to live in China. We did that for 2 years in Beijing. But for the past 17 years, we wanted to go back to China. We finally have accomplished that dream. It took patience, because there were many times we would have liked to have come, but circumstances were that it wasn't the right time. But when the timing was right, we made the move. Sometimes dreams have to happen at the right time.
I didn't see this topic until today, so I already posted this video, but it is so good, and so timely, that I think it is worth posting again with this topic. It really explores how we pursue our dreams and ideas, and why we sometimes fail. If you are a dreamer, like me, I hope you will take the time to watch this great video. Click here to watch it.
Have the other consortium members been dreaming? Check out their blogs to see: Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit, Black watertown, The Old Fossil, our newest member MAXI! and last, but not least SHACKMAN! :)