I think often of what it means to have a Dream.
For a long time I thought I didn’t have a Dream because I didn’t have a Plan. This is my ugly truth. I don’t have a Plan. I don’t have a goal set up for a certain timeframe. I’m not that organized. And there are things I want to live Now. Others in a few years. But I can’t really break it down to the detail of what is it I want, when and how I’ll get there. Another ugly truth… I really have no clue on how to achieve my dreams. That’s why for a long time I thought I didn’t have any.
I thought my only Dream was finding Prince Charming… well… what if there isn’t a Prince Charming for me? What if there’s no ‘Love of My Life’ for me? Do I become an empty cup forever, with no hopes, no aspirations?
When I came to Dubai, I came for a Job. I didn’t have a vision. I didn’t have a Plan. I didn’t have a Dream.
I didn’t know if I’d fit in. Didn’t know if I’d succeed. But I felt like I needed to do it. So I did.
Slowly I realized I could fit in. Maybe there would be a tiny space for me, even if for a short period of time. I’ve been here for 3 years. And in these 3 years I feel like I’ve done more, seen more and learned more than in my whole life back home. Some people just don’t belong in one place, they belong to many places.
I learned I do have a Dream… the problem is that I don’t have only one Dream… I have so many different ones… and I have no idea on how to bring them through. But I still feed them in my mind.
I take one tiny little dream at the time. Each new country I go to is a tiny dream. Each new place that stuns me is a tiny dream. Each experience I thought I would never get, is a tiny dream.
I started believing dreams come in small steps. Starting my Blog was a tiny dream. And here I am feeding it.
I dream of travelling the world.
I dream of having time and money to LIVE, to GO everywhere.
I dream of living in a place of peace… but never isolated.
I dream of a small place by the beach back home.
My plans to make it happen? None.
Let me rephrase: How am I going to make them happen? I have no idea.
I have no idea if I’ll ever get there. But I’m doing my share… step by step, one tiny dream at the time. Plus, dealing with setbacks. One setback at the time. Life is not a fairy tale. (Even I know that!)
But I still feed the idea they will happen somehow, somewhere and at some point.
Do you understand now why I’m a Daydreamer? I want it all. I desire it all. Everything that will make me happy one day. I want to believe it. I need to believe it.
And of course… as you might guess… I didn’t give up on Prince Charming yet. (I mean, I did. But I chose to Believe again…)
I still dream of the house with a garden and a pool. A cat and a dog. Kids.
Lots of laughter, probably some tears along the way.
Lots of kissing and hugging.
I dream of the One who will see Me.
I believe Life will find a way to bring me to my Dreams… I’m doing my share, as best as I can.