“All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney
I remember standing at a high school graduation party, talking with another senior. Let’s just call him Bentley. Bentley and I were sharing our goals, like you do before heading off on different paths and different places. I said I wanted to write a book. To be fair, I don’t think Bentley laughed outright, but it was close. It took me a few years to achieve that long-held dream, but my first book is up on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble for pre-order and set to release on 2/2/16. I even have an author page @ amazon.com/author/leekilraine 🙂
Now, for all I know, Bentley is off saving lives by performing open-heart surgery or discovering the cure for Ebola. (Yes, he was that smart.) Believe it or not, this post isn’t about Bentley (who might be inventing cold-fusion as we speak.) No. This post is for anyone who has dreamed a dream that had others laughing or telling you it was a silly pie-in-the-sky dream. Don’t let anyone crush your dreams- and that goes for you too. Don’t talk yourself out of them. Lord knows, that’s too easy to do. Do you have a dream that got pushed to the side while you started a “sensible” career or got busy with your children? This late-bloomer is here to tell you- it’s not too late to dust off that dream, throw it up ahead of you and aim for it like a target.
It doesn’t even have to be a big dream. I mean, my romance book isn’t going to bring about world peace or even cure a case of poison ivy. But it might bring a reader a few hours of peace during a troubling time. Maybe your dream is you’ve always wanted to grow a vegetable garden or you’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano. Heck, maybe you do want to save the world by inventing cold-fusion. Don’t let the Bentleys of the world laugh at your dreams.
“We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams.”