from dreaming to living.

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?