Here's To The Dreamers
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Here's To The Dreamers

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - JK Rowling

31
Here's To The Dreamers
Pixabay

I consider myself as a dreamer; every day, I conjure up new ideas from the back of my head. Most of them come in the form of novel ideas, in which I would take down in word documents, legal pads, and notecards.

Other times, I would go online and find ways to make these dreams into a reality, whether it’s writing an article or applying for a program. I also draw out my thoughts based off of what I’ve observed and what I wanted to conceive in my mind.

Yet sometimes, these dreams just remain that, dreams. A colorful dream which remained in my mind for a long time until it fades in the background into a shade of gray. I get excited about a new project, work on it for a while and then, when it seems too overwhelming, I give up on it entirely until it’s too late.

Frequently, when I was younger, my mother asserted that I could be anything I wanted, as long I worked hard and had a clear focus on my goals. Up until high school, it was easy. I read many books, studied hard in school, and then saw the results come through with high GPAs and honors recognition. I got accepted to an elite high school, did the same process, and committed myself to get into university.

Once in, I found myself in an ocean of ambiguity.

Naturally, I committed myself to classes - as the International Studies major was one of “capacity constrained classes," which required good grades and an essay to get into, I wanted to do well in them. Despite the readings and writing involved, I managed to complete them, and got into the major of my choosing.

However, I also find myself in ambiguity towards what to do next - knowing my skills and my interests, I would like to work at a think tank and do research. And then, one day, publish novels and plays along with poetry, go abroad, meet new people. Maybe even become famous.

Despite the lectures I’ve received and the advice I’ve heard, I can’t seem to disciple myself with regards to time and money, two things I've generously spent.

***

To the little dreamer out there, keep holding on to dreams like baubles on a Christmas tree, like stars in the sky. They are precious and worth having - otherwise, I wouldn’t see a life without them. If my parents didn’t have dreams about me, then they wouldn’t push me to do all of the things that have helped me reach my potential.

However, if you’re still ravishing in the color of your dreams like myself, with nowhere to go, I would suggest getting some fresh air and time to think. These sparks require fuel to create a flame, so one could light the world. And unfortunately, finding fuel is hard if one wants to make a bonfire.

But with the dawn, one could commit to little actions, and begin on a greater, more beautiful goal. And that’s what I want to do for 2018, like you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.

220148

Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

368668

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1767462

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments