“If you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true?” – Jiminy Cricket
I’m a realist.
I often have trouble even entertaining an idea if I don’t think it’s feasible. This is especially true when it comes to the people I’m close to. Maybe I’m afraid they’re crazy enough to believe it will actually happen. Even worse, maybe I’m afraid they will get hurt if it doesn’t. Who knows. But the reality is we all have dreams. Even me. We all have to look to something bigger out there. If the day was just right and all was well in the world, what we would want to come true?
-Cue Disney music. The camera pans up a hill and reveals a young adult laying on the grass, one leg crossed, hands under his head, staring into the sky.-
My dream? Well, the practical one is to go to graduate school, earn my doctorate, and begin practice doing the work I love. Strengthen my body and take care of it so that I can get through the program and help my clients reach their full potential.
My Big Dream? The crazy one that might crush me if I knew it will never come true? Eventually, I’ll have my own practice, with a family centered atmosphere, for siblings, parents, and clients to get individualized attention. There will be therapeutic horseback riding, aquatherapy, massage, yoga & meditation, music therapy, art therapy, and animals – lots and lots of animals. A small chapel will be on the property and offer a place of prayer. Families will want to come to therapy and therapists will want to come to work. I will save, my little part of, the world.
So there it is. That’s my dream. As much as I struggle with it, we’ve got to have them. It really doesn’t matter how big, or how small, as long as you consistently strive to reach it, waking up every day moving towards it. So, now that mine is out there for the world to see, tell me: what do you dream about?
“Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.” – Adolph Monod