So right here’s to 2021. I’ve been lacking in motion resulting from all of the busyness of the yr however I’m again and decided greater than ever to do higher with my weblog this yr. I used to be impressed by our just lately elected Vice President Kamala Harris and I start to simply surprise if she ever thought she’d see the day the place she, a girl of colour, can be second in command on the planet’s biggest nation. I thought of how her desires would possibly’ve seemed as a baby. Did she dream about today? How did she make her desires turn into a actuality? After which it dawned on me, I too had desires as a baby, however not like VP Harris, I had tossed lots of mine apart, chalking them as much as be unrealistic and unattainable. I imagine God provides us desires and visions as issues to work towards, not place on the shelf.
Adulting is such laborious and rob us of dreaming. The restrictions and tasks like payments, jobs, obligations, schooling and household expectations make me generally really feel caught. I neglect to dream. My thoughts is so cluttered with to-do lists and errands to run that I don’t truly make house for dreaming. My desires had merely turn into reminiscences of objectives I as soon as had. I assume I started to really feel like my desires had been so removed from my realities that I’d simply surrender on them. However, I’m remembering simply what number of issues I dreamed of doing after I was a baby. I mentioned after I grew up I needed to be a family identify. I needed to be the following Oprah. I needed to be a information reporter, a tv present host, a singer, a musician, a university professor, and a lot extra.
It’s humorous to assume that these had been my desires as a child and I used to be for certain an introvert. I had no braveness to rise up in entrance of individuals or do something outgoing. However this yr I’m going to deliberately work on that. My mantra this yr is “dream like a child, and work like an grownup.” Kamala didn’t simply get the place she is by dreaming, however working laborious and dreaming go hand in hand. I’m chasing after every little thing my coronary heart wishes, and if I fail, I fail, however it received’t be as a result of I didn’t attempt. I’m going to dream like a child once more, and even higher than that, I’m going to plan. It’s your flip to dream once more.
Put your desires again in your precedence record and this time, be sure to define a plan to make these a actuality. It received’t straightforward however I imagine it will likely be price it. As Cinderella sang within the film, “regardless of how your coronary heart is grieving, for those who carry on believing, the dream that you simply want will come true.”
Right here’s a track by PJ Morton that all the time jogs my memory to maintain dreaming https://youtu.be/aI_BC_e3mIw