I have always been a dreamer, a hopeless romantic if you will. I remember when I was just five years old, my mother gave me the only thing that she had from my biological father, a drafting set. It had drafting pencils and a couple of different size compasses in a hard case. I would take a blank sheet of paper, and my drafting set and then go sit at my little wooden school desk my grandparents had bought me where I would start designing houses. This is one of my earliest memories, and I know why because I was using my imagination to create something from nothing. It was an amazing feeling to play with the ideas I had in my head and put them on paper. I would design houses with inside swimming pools and large libraries. Then I would imagine living in them, telling myself someday I will design my own home and live in it.
The next dreams I had in my life revolved around sports. In the summer I would pretend to be a professional baseball player and in the winter a professional basketball player. I would spend hours in the yard playing by myself and imagining entire games. I took hundreds of winning shots and struck out thousands of batters. Life was never dull.
When I was around 12 years old, I wrote my first short story. It was a murder mystery inspired by Agatha Christie. My grandmother edited it for me, and we sent it off to Ellery Queen magazine to get it published. To my surprise, I received a letter back from the editor a couple of months later, no I wasn’t published, but she said she enjoyed it and that I should keep writing. I was thrilled! I really didn’t even expect to hear back from them. This inspiration kept me writing and dreaming.
Everything I have accomplished in my life first began as a dream or a thought in my imagination. In high school, I dreamed of meeting the woman of my dreams when I got to college, and I did, amazingly when I was only 19 years old. I dreamed of having a life where I get out of bed every morning excited about how I get to spend my day, and I do. I dreamed of having children who are kind, motivated and happy, and I do. While not every dream I have had has come true, (i.e. I never played professional sports,) many of them have, and I am thankful for that.
Other dreams I have had, just haven’t come to fruition yet. But I believe they will. As of the writing of this sentence, I have not published my first book, but the fact that you are reading this proves that another dream of mine has come true. I also have the goal that my writing will impact millions of people in a positive way and help serve as a guide to them to live healthier, happier more fulfilling lives. Only time will tell on this one.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer says “God’s delays are not God’s denials.” What an amazing statement and truth. The Bible supports this statement with one Samuel, “lack of patience can cause you to miss blessings.” Just because you have dared to dream and you haven’t received that which you desire does not mean you will never achieve that goal.
I dreamed of becoming an author when I was younger. At different points in my life, I have attempted to sit down and write but would always become impatient with the process causing me to give up before I even got started. Once I decided to just go for it and stop thinking about how long it will take to complete the project, I became more productive than ever before in my life. Not getting what you want in the past means nothing about the future if you have enough courage and are daring enough to keep dreaming.
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