Tuesday, February 16, 2010
You know how there is always that one thing you want, that one effervescent item you reach for but is always just beyond you? Try as you might you know it will take you a lifetime to achieve it yet still you try? You have to try. There is something in your makeup that makes you go for the taking. Even though it feels like you are chasing nothing more than a rainbow? Not for the pot of gold, mind you, (okay, sometimes for the gold) but to see what is on the other side.
I am a dreamer. I dream big. I try to LIVE big. And often I set my expectations too high for myself and for others. It’s a flaw but it’s also a motivator. I see things as they are and how they could be. And even though I know I couldn’t be happier standing over there as I am standing here, I still have to move forward. And keep moving forward, the glory in the journey as well as in the accomplishment.
That’s how I think many people are, especially those who feel that overwhelming desire to create something (ahem… writers). So this post is to the dreamers—to those who want to live big, to enjoy the journey, and if they fail, they want to fail spectacularly. Because hey, then you’ll know at least you tried your very best.
(And if you do succeed? Succeed with grace and humility. Because as we all know, nobody chases rainbows alone. They have connections: the book-lovers, the story-dreamers, and us all.)
“Mistakes are the price we pay for a full life.” - Sophia Loren