Dream Catcher

Have you ever had a dream that you think is too hard to achieve?

I have.

I want to be an author for a best-selling novel someday. Kinda hard when I don’t have access to big publishers. My previous job at an American publishing company does not count.

I want to travel the world someday. Not easy, considering that I live in a third-world country, and the salary can’t pay for Europe alone. The economic grade has significantly improved though, so I’m hoping things can get better.

I want to save the tigers. Really hard, considering that at this point in time, one person may not be enough. I am still waiting for a chance to volunteer with WWF.

I want to change lives. I guess I have, at some point, but I am not sure if that’s enough.

So why am I telling you these things?

I am not telling you to lose hope. I’m telling you that things are hard, but it can get better. My dreams are nowhere near easy to achieve, but the thing is, I am still hoping that I will get there someday.

What we all have now is the present. You know why it’s called that? They say it’s because it’s a gift, and it is, I suppose. So work for the things that you want.

I always tell someone that to get to the future, we have to work with our present. After all, you can’t just expect to be all lazy and wake up one day to have everything you dreamed of, right there in front of you.

The way to the top is hard, but hey, it’s gonna be amazing.



Hopes and Dreams and All the Little Things

I was one of those girls, one of those who wanted to be a princess when she was a child, and I was one of those girls who dreamed of my happy ever after.

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Then, when I was eight, I said to myself, “I want to be a writer. I’m going to sell a best-seller someday.” I came to that conclusion because I loved reading for a grand total of three years, and I wanted to be like Francine Pascal, or Ann M. Martin, but better.

Back then, I also said to myself that I wanted to go to Paris, because I read a Sweet Valley Teens book, Mademoiselle Jessica, it was called. And I looked up Paris on the then VERY slow internet, and it was beautiful.

Today, I’m still stuck on that novel that was supposed to be my bestseller. The most I have, is a fifty-odd-plus pages of plots and stories, nowhere near as good as I wanted it to be. I still have no savings to go to the one city I wanted to be in more than I wanted to be a princess as a child. And I’m still nowhere near my happily ever after.

But it didn’t really matter, not yet, because I’m building my dreams around more things that I could even begin to imagine. Unconsciously, I began building my dreams around something, and someone.

Sometimes, things like that happen, and if everything turns out peachy, then it’s great. But what if, just what if, you built your dreams around something that you can lose, or someone who is willing to let you go? Or what if, your happily ever after isn’t the one that you imagined it to be?

You hope that one day things will turn out as they’re planned. And then you fight for everything to turn out the way you wanted them to. You build your life around them, and you fight to keep the life you want. It takes a lot of work, and a lot of drama, and it takes more than faith and trust, and pixie dust, but you fight.

And if things don’t turn out the way they should, you alter your dreams and make the most out of everything. The big and the grand can sometimes lead us to fall, but we keep reaching for the stars anyway, and maybe, just maybe, one day, we can reach them when we learn how to fly.

What would you want to be?

If you could be anything to anyone, what will you be: A Lamp, a Lifeboat, or a Ladder?

You could be a lamp gives light by helping someone see a better world, by helping someone understand.

You could be a lifeboat which saves lives, by being there for those who are in need.

As a ladder, you help people reach new heights, by helping them achieve their dreams.

You could be one, or you could be all of it. But if you must be something, be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder.

With a handful of faith, a pinch of trust, and a dash of love, a single you can change someone else’s world.

With Love,