Saturday, July 15

I Have a Dream....

Dreams come in all forms, from thoughts about how your life will turn out, to wishes about what type of car you'll drive one day to having your perfect house and so on. I would say that typically I'm not much of a dreamer. I tend to be more of a realist, certainly looking forward to things to come, but generally living practically, in the moment.

I'm noticing as I grow older though, I do seem to be developing a dream of sorts--one that would become a mission, one that would recognize a passion, one that would establish a sense of purpose. I'm finding that as I live my day to day experiences, although I'm happy and content, I'm also ready to find that sense of purpose in life, the thing that makes me jump out of bed in the morning ready to dig into the job that is custom-designed just for me.

I realize that I have a set of strengths, talents, gifts if you will. I'm at the point in my life where my children aren't quite so dependent on my help, my responsibilities aren't consuming my days quite so much and my time would be more free to focus on something I had a burning desire to do. The trick is sifting through the variety of hobbies, jobs and opportunities to find just what is cut out for me. We spend our lives trying to fit into the molds of our different roles, be it mom, employee, volunteer and we get the jobs done just because they need to be done. I'm ready to find that thing that I was really cut out for--the puzzle that has the empty spot that's exactly my shape, the hole that's waiting to be filled by nobody else but me. When I find it, I know that I'll know. It will be the type of opportunity that uses my abilities, it will be something I'll gladly spend my time on, and it will give me a sense of joy and accomplishment as I delve into it. So as I wait, I'm dreaming of finding my passion.

14 of Your THINKS:

Shna said...

Heres to finding your passion! :)

Mama Duck said...

Lovely carnival post, I hope you find your passion! I would have something, but a disaster of chocolate pudding got in my way...

Karmyn R said...

I hope you find that dream!!! I think we all are too. Before marriage and kids - my passion was to go to Africa and study lions....but then reality hit and I decided AFrica was too hot to live there and they had poisonous snakes.

Debbie said...

I like you went thru that very same situation. When we returned from Korea and my daily routine was just taking care of our abode, I found that I was missing something. While watching that show on HGTV it hit me and I knew. I'll never forget Bobby coming home at the end of the day and telling him and I quote "I know what I want to be when I grow up." My pottery is my daytime passion and Bobby is the brightest light at the end of the day. I know you will find it, I just know it, you already have the tallent and it's going to be like a light bulb when it happens.

Rebecca said...

Are you sure you want a passion? Here's what passion does: You are doing the thing you're passionate about (in my case it involves the computer, but is not blogging), and your kids are somewhere in the house. Eventually you get up and find a lake in the kitchen, the contents of the refrigerator on the dining room table (making a party for lunch), and the baby, who cannot crawl yet, under the dining room table with the loaf of bread. She did look hungry.

Really, I hope you DO find that passion. What an adventure it will be!

Malissa said...

I'm in this boat a little. I truly love mothering and homemaking but I"m thinking God is preparing us for something BIG! Can't wait to find out and slightly paranoid about the what if's at the same time!

I hope you find somethign wonderful!

Visiting from the BC carnival

Crystal Breeze said...

My passion is sleeping.. I love to sleep and my dreams well you know they are always the same. There is Thad and me lying naked on a beach. It get old after awhile but in my dream I am like a sz 6 so right now I look forward to having them.

Great Day said...

I've always dreamt of finding my passion and finally I did. Or so I thought! LOL I've been working at my passion for 3 years only to find that passions chage and now I'm dreaming of a new one!

Here from the BC carnival

CyberCelt said...

Here from BC on C&C Monday.

I am 54 and still do not know what I want to be when I grow up. LOL.

Whatever you do, enjoy it. Work is too much time out of your day to hate it.

crazymumma said...

Dreams are free, and they do come true.....Anne

Paula said...

I with you on this one! My passion is for the Lord, now if I can just figure out how to be couragous and share Him with the world!

Thad said...

The one unfortunate thing about passions and dreams is that they usually aren't very profitable. I think that's why most guys (myself included) usually give up on them very early on in life.

I'm actually having a hard time trying to think of what I would do "if I could do anything in the world". I think I would like being a delivery person. That would be cool, at least until all the Christmas deliveries come around.

amyb said...

Your blog was great and I do feel those feelings at times, although I'm a long way from being free to pursue anything like that. However, Rebecca's and Crystals' comments are hysterical!

Jennifer said...

Great thoughts here. I'm right with you. I'm wondering if blogging and writing will turn out to be my passion--something I can enjoy and glorify God through, while having something that is also "my own."