"Nothing happens unless first we dream." ~ Carl Sanburg
So true. But dreams are just seeds - they don't bloom without the right conditions and it's up to us to help them along. We have to water them. Plant them where they'll get enough sunshine.
I've been prodded several times just in the past few days to keep moving on my dreams - to nurture them.
- Saturday night Shake Russell stood a few feet away from me and sang, "...you're only as strong as your dreams. Don't give 'em up for a stack of green. Keep right on going and you'll see what I mean..." from one of his latest songs. (I'll post about this, but I've barely had time to look at my photos!)
- Last night I finally watched the movie "Up" - it's about an elderly man finally following through on a dream he shared with his wife, after she passes away.
- Today I saw the Sanburg quote up above.
But I already planned to use this day to further my (latest) dream, a personal history business, where I can use my love of writing and history and genealogy and general nosiness about people's lives to help them preserve their stories as legacy - and today I registered the name and secured the domain (I didn't even make up my mind on it until I was in the county tax office!)
The name I chose is...
"Memory to Legacy"
So...what do you think?
Huh? You don't like it? Well, there's no going back now, so please don't even tell me!
(Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback on some of my choices and gave me other ideas. It really helped. Please don't be mad if I didn't choose your favorite!This one isn't even my first pick!)
It's scary, this "going into business" for myself thing, especially since we're already pretty broke. But I feel I'm moving in a direction I'm supposed to (does that make sense?) so at this point, I'm not too worried. Next month when I'm trying to pay bills it might be different, but right now I feel very optimistic. Shake's words help: "...don't give them up for a small stack of green..." which to me means a another job I don't enjoy but that provides a steady paycheck.
While I was busy trying to figure out how to secure the domain and link it to my blog host, Tom was huffing and puffing, carrying even more bookshelves into my library. So that dream has moved even further along as well, bless my sweet husband's heart.
I'm hoping I'll have time to work on my book and photography during downtime on my business. The clock is ticking and I need to stop dawdling and get busy.
Okay, now for my Sweet!...
It's funny - now that I've started this Sweet! series, it's actually tough to pick just one to post a day. Making the final decision on a name felt really good. Plus, today, I got to see 2/3 of my kids - even had lunch and a great philosophical discussion with 1/3. A funny Mother's Day card from my oldest third arrived in the mail. And I found a penny on the floor just as I was handing over the paperwork for my name. (A great reminder of "In God We Trust")
All pretty Sweet!
But I'll stick to the dream theme for Sweet #5:
Moving a step (or two) closer along the path to your Dream.
What is your dream and what have you done lately to make it come true?
P.S. I received word today that someone who played a big part in our lives has Stage 4 cancer in their liver, colon and lungs, and just started chemo. Please, please keep this person in your prayers! Thank you!