from dreaming to living.

13 January 2010

There’s a lot of people out there doing a lot of awesome things.  Truly too many to name.  And if you know me, well… you know I talk a lot about all these ideas and dreams that I have.

But it’s all that.  It’s just talk.

Well, after a conversation with my Lovely friend, 2010 is the year we stop just dreaming and start doing.  Now this friend is also up some really awesome stuff, and she pretty much always inspires and re-inspires me to go after my own dreams.  And ya know, if she keeps inspiring me I need to actually do something about it.

So, um… What are my dreams?

I’ve got a lot, so it’s hard to know which ones to focus on… which ones I’m truly passionate about, which ones might actually be feasible…  I think the easiest thing to do now is just take them one step at a time.  Brainstorm a bit.  Do some research.  Outline.  NOTEBOOKS!

There’s one that has a deadline coming up really soon.  I’ve had a lifelong passion for animals, and have always felt a strong calling for stewardship (and more-so educating others about our world and why we need to take care of it and why it’s so freaking amazing)… And if I ever wanted to actually pursue that, now is the time.  The Chicago Zoological Society is offering an MA in Zoology.  It doesn’t have crazy prerequisites I don’t meet.  (You’re talking to the girl who only took 2 biology courses, albeit one was Zoology, in undergrad.)  Anyway.  The deadline is the end of February.  And I need two people to write recommendations for me.  (Remember that lack of science background?)  So it looks like I need to get working.

As for my other dreams?  Starting a small press, having my own cafe, a hostel/inn for musicians, writing.. A LOT… and um, probably 50 others I’m forgetting… I’ll still work on those.  Start my research and get my ass in gear.

I’m not always fond of ending in a question, but well, I’m going to.
What are your dreams?  And what are you doing to live them?

  • CMigs

    Can I copy your dream?

    • Yes. As long as you don’t get into the Zool program instead of me. 😉 Us both getting in however, would be awesome.

  • susie

    i joined the ASMP (american society of media photographers), and I’m in touch with an accountant who’s gonna start me off businessiwse. (I’m not sure how I’m gonna pay him, or how much he’s gonna charge. These are things to talk about at the meeting tonight.). Once I get Crimson Cat Studios secured as a name, i’m gonna save up $100 and go here: for a website. Then, and only then, will it be time to begin advertising.

    Plans are good. Thanks for making me write mine down.

    • 🙂 Sounds awesome Susie!! I still keep your cards around so I can pass them out.

      I’d be more than happy to have a CCS link/badge/ad on my site, and maybe we could work out some sort of contest type thingy as a promotion! 🙂

  • I want to get a children’s book published. I’ve taken the first steps by getting it illustrated, and now I just have to send it anywhere and everywhere to see if people actually like it!

    • Awesome!! I’d definitely be interested in seeing this!

  • i’m working on part one of my dream – be a professional psychologist (licensed counselor). grad school (round 3) starts in less than two weeks 🙂

    good luck with the zoology application!

    • good luck with round 3 of grad school!! 🙂

  • Kali

    Sooo.. I recently had a boyfriend who really changed my outlook on life. And I recently made a “Bucket List” – 100 things I want to accomplish before I die. They range from “trying Spam” to “traveling to all 50 states”, and everything in between, and beyond. It’s fun. I am going to try to work to cross 5 off this year. Some will be easy, some more difficult. 🙂

    • I have a lot of friends who have bucket lists. I’ve thought about it… but just haven’t sat down and written it out yet.

      And well, I imagine bucket lists will become bigger now with MTV’s new show The Buried Life.

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