Are You A Dreamer? Yes, Indeed!

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You are Dreamers

Yes, we are dreamers. We've let go of the writing dream and drawn it back to ourselves, a million times over the years. When we are actively working on them, yes, they do motivate us and keep us keeping on. We are hopeful and creative and just keeping the dream alive is a wonderful prospect that we put all of our energy into.

Living our dream took more years than we want to admit, because we just didn't believe we could just do it as we wanted to. Having the dream and having the necessary tools and learning experience to accomplish that dream held us back for too many years.

Thinking we had to do some other kind of work that was more productive, or seemed to pay the bills in a more common fashion led us into the mainstream 40 hour week day job.

Yet, our writing dreams never went away. With every child, we were excited to be home and try out again our writing career. We loved the writing part of it, have always hated the work of it. Time finally came to change our ways.

Any job we have ever done, we loved learning it, the newness of it, the raw learning of how to. When it came down to the nitty gritty of these forms to fill out, that meeting you have to go to, these rules and regulations you have to abide by, we just didn't have time for all of that nonsense. It cost us many a promotion, and self devotion to our business needs.

Dreaming kept us lazy. We looked motivated, working our buns off writing our hearts out at home in journals; in our own creative style; in our perpetual perfect someday. We were sure it just there waiting for us, NOT!

To finally long last come to the realization that our dreams were NOT going to come true until we committed ourselves to them totally, well, that was a shocker. We didn't believe it.

Dismay then followed for many a year. We tried to shake it off and say to hell with it. We cannot do it, we do not want it. We give up on dreaming. We just make money and spend it on whatever, and forget what the dream was anyway.

Recovering all our senses took many a year, and throughout all of that we found out we kept going back to writing. We loved it, it healed us. We became happy, it drained us, it took all of our energy.

We forgot about everything else and look at us, we began doing it. We began asking questions. We began writing our own answers. We began to believe this is what we were meant to be. We got serious about the business of creating a life worth living.


Personal Dreams

It hit me like a ton of bricks when my worn out little body said, that is enough, ok. Stop now and heal, will ya! When my Doctor said, Do not go back to work until you feel 100% better. Wow, I hadn't felt good and well in so many years it threw me for a loop.

Blame it on the rain, bipolar, fibromyalgia, laziness, low self worth or whatever the case may be.

All those yearsI planned schooling to learn what I thought I needed to get a website up and running. I took writing classes and joined all sorts of related stuff. I was on cloud 9. When I was asked to go back to work again, I just dropped my dream, I am getting so tired, I cannot do both again. Instead of saying, I am almost there, I can really only work part time.

Not that I haven't learned a whole bunch of wonderful things from being in contact with the work a day world. At times I truly loved it. The social connectedness and getting paid for learning, like I always thought of it. I kept thinking I had to let it go, more so, I kept trying to throw it away. I kept forgetting I could create a way around the obstacles in my way.

Since then, I have made a decision, to turn these writing ideas into a quality way of life for me. When I became comfortable staying at home, it became a trustworthy reality.


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Dreaming Is Easy

Putting the action behind it, the clear thinking, the acceptance of reality. Yikes, we are buried six feet under again so fast you didn't even see us in the first place.

Yet, I still tend to believe that we need them. We cannot sustain the constant pull of nature and living in this earthly life without them.

Without who? The dreamers. The helpers. The whatever we want to call them. The people, the friends, the things of nature that surrounds us, keeps us safe, when we can trust them.

How can we, when we cannot trust ourselves? Not even our dreams?

We can, we will, when we remember and protect the dreams all these people and things that keep our dreams alive.

We love you, we thank you for being here to teach us, may our ability to listen grow stronger.

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Are You A Dreamer? 11 comments

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Randall Guinn 2 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

Nice hub Ruby. I hope that your dreams are pleasant and fruitful.

Randal


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

I love getting your feedback. Hubpages rocks. Thanks for commenting!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I am so glad to see you living your dream in the writing arena. Sometimes our dreams aren't always what we thought it would be and yet sometimes their better. Hubpages has been a great place for me too. Continue to follow your bliss in your passion for writing.


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

I am overwhelmed with inspiration. My dream before the summer is over is to get back down to Mount Rainier! Ever since I read your hub, I have been homesick for the place. Thanks for responding here!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Yeah, I got the same driven bug going on. Thanks for your thoughts!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

I have had so many come true in all honesty. That just doesn't seem to be enough anymore. The dreams keep coming are mine to keep or give away. Really, I have always been taught to share, so ha, I get to do that here. Sweet!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

You hit the nail on the head. My sentiments exactly. Hubpages has boosted my self confidence tremendously. What a loving, learning experience.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

As you probably know I am all about going after your dreams. Hooray for you for taking the necessary steps to make a dream a reality. Great hub and message!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This hub is close to my dreams and it reflects my thoughts through the years. I just had to decide between going back to work or pursuing my dream of writing. I chose to stay home. Now, I am determined to make it work -- driven, I should say. Voted up!


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sofs 4 years ago

What an essay on dreams! I liked this sentence 'our dreams were NOT going to come true until we committed ourselves to them totally' that is true... nothing is accomplished without total commitment... My dream of writing has become a reality and is also supporting me now. I am glad to have followed my dreams. Hope your dreams come true for you... Have a great day!


johnnymnemonic 4 years ago

An excellent essay on the dream/reality dilemma. I suppose Hubpages is one of those businesses you've implied in "We got serious about the business of creating a life worth living". Maybe we can help others move one step closer to their dreams while we stand far from ours.. for the moment. And who knows, maybe their hubs will in turn help our dreams come to fruition.

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