Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just a Dreamer

Anthony Bourdain must have the best job in the world. Can you imagine what it would be like traveling around the world, eating exciting cuisine and writing about it?  I love food, I love traveling and I love writing. What is your dream job? Are you living it? 

One morning I woke up and looked at this half-finished home renovation project that I have been staring at for the past ten years and I realized I am so tired of talking about paint colors and paint brushes, floor tiles and shrubs that it was making me sick. I used to love to paint…the artsy kind, landscapes and portraits…now painting just means walls and doors and I have come to hate it. I used to love working in the garden, now the only thing left of my garden is weeds and dirt. 

Remodeling has its price and sometimes, like me, you might ask yourself…are dreams of something better worth the price paid? Of course they are. We all have days when we are swallowing half empty glasses, when we look around us and realize that our dreams are taking longer than we expected, or that they have changed completely.

Don’t give up. Some of your dreams may change and some may take longer than you planned but ask yourself, what is the alternative? A world without dreamers would be very black and white.

So I may never be a food critic and author like Anthony Bourdain. With that said I am off to chase my next dream. While I am waiting to hear back from my editor and finish off the details of my first book Secrets of the Ash Tree, it is time to start writing my second book in the series “Gods and Fairy Tales.” Hopefully this one won’t take two years to finish. Want to know the title of that book? I have some ideas but for now I am keeping it a closely guarded secret.

Tell me, what are your dreams? I would love to help them come true if I can! Enjoy your week


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He does have a great gig.
That's cool about your first book!!
My goals have shifted more to my music now, so who knows if I'll write another book.

Summer Ross said...

I do kind of work at my dream job- I'm an editor. But I also want to write novels. We'll see what happens next.

D.G. Hudson said...

My dream image: writing in a reclusive spot with beach or a body of water nearby, with no worries about our kids, and a few books under my belt and pubbed.

Dreams do keep us going. Yeah, Bourdain has a dream job. Did you read Kitchen Confidential? I'll never think of staff kitchens the same. . .

D.G. Hudson said...

Oh, better finish that sentence fragment I left in my comment.

'I'll never think of staff kitchens in restaurants the same as I did before reading that book. Bourdain was quite young and impressionable then.'

Linda H. said...

I, too, love food and travel. Unfortunately, my bank account no longer supports the amount of it that I used to do.

I would love to have enough money to stay home and write full-time. What would I write? That's a hard one. I have so many interests. Writing about food and travel would be great. But I also like to explore medical stories. And I would love to write for children. They say it is a tough market these days but even at my age I still love children's books. Maybe I am just a kid at heart :-)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I dream of being a self-supporting author. Not an uncommon dream among our friends, right?

To visit New Zealand would be grand. If I liked it, I would like to live there in a small cottage by a lake or mountain.

To date Galadrial might be nice! Now, that is dreaming!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Sis,

NEVER give up the dream! It may take years but eventually it will happen.

You know my dreams, so i keep trudging along my long and WINDY journey, filled with ditches, pot holes, water gaps, mountains, river, and gale force winds...

I'll get there .... In Time ...