In the past few weeks I've sensed a... lull in the dream department. Fellow writers that were hyped and enthusiastic six months ago are considering moving on to something else. They're discouraged and down in the dumps.
I admit that it's hard to stay on task and focused when things aren't going so well on the home front or personal front or even on the professional front. Depression sets in. Hopelessness follows. And then it becomes more difficult to write. There is the tendency to think, what's the use? Nobody wants to read my books anyway.
So today, I want to launch a Recapture the Dream day. There is no dream too big. I want you to tell us what your dream is. Think big. Dream big. Be extravagant. It can be a professional dream or a personal dream. Whatever it is, make sure that it's really something important to you. Because... the second part is just as important. Tell us one step you are taking--or promise to take--to realize your dream. It can be a small step. It can be hard or not so hard. But every journey to our dreams begins with one step. So what's your first step toward your dream?
My dream is a personal dream. I want to lose fifty pounds. It's very important to me because it would mean the difference between life and death. I suppose you could say that's quite a bit of motivation, but just like everyone else, it's easy to get discouraged when that scale doesn't move!
So my step is to work on keeping my blood sugar below 120. It's tough. It means that I have to eat on a regular schedule--something I haven't done in twenty-five years. It means that I have to measure every blasted thing I stick in my mouth. It means that I have to remember to take the stupid pills! Just explaining that this is going to take some work. However, our secret dreams are worth a little bit of work--right?
That's my dream. I'll be checking back in with y'all every so often and asking how you're doing. In the meantime, share your dream and how you're going to start attaining it.