Walt Disney made many of my all-time favorite movies. He is quoted as saying
All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
If life, this is the especially true, within reason. For example, my dream job would be to work at Crayola as a color “namer”. Yes, it is a legitimate job. The problem: I am horrible at art. So bad that my art teacher gave me a D- so I would not have to repeat the course. You need an art degree to perform job. I can dream, but I know that in reality it will never come true. That is the beauty of what makes a dream a dream. We are free to be who we want to be, without having to worry about the affects.
I would rather pursue my passions in life, then be left to live in my dreams. When I was able to help take care of my father, I found that my passion was in helping people who needed it the most. It is not that they were not able to, but at that moment in their life, they needed additional help. For many years, too many to count, I have worked in a Corporate type setting. The highlight of my job was being able to tell a supervisor that they could go ahead and deliver a correction action. It was not helping anyone, rather, people were ending up crushed and hurt.
Losing my job has been difficult, but it is allowing me to be able to pursue my first of many steps towards a dream that will allow me to do both. I can pursue a passion and a dream of helping people.
I will still hold on to the dream of being a color namer, but it will always be the dream job that captivates my attention. What about you? Do you still dream about something out of reach? Have you been able to pursue a passion or dream that holds your heart?