Welcome back to SOLO at SIXTY!
Do you daydream? Think of how wonderful life could be, if only…? I admit it, I have always been a daydreamer. My mother told me I lived in a dream world most of my life, a fairytale world. She is right. After all, I thought I had met the perfect man, had perfect children, led a perfect life. Two out of three ain’t bad!
“Everything starts as someone’s daydream.”
I have “daydreamed” many fairy tales in my head. Now I just need to put them on paper. That is my big dream actually – to be an author. But it is so fun to think “what if”. And to daydream. I daydream about moving to Chapel Hill, surrounded by Tar Heel fans and that lovely Carolina Blue! Attending every sporting event. Oh and being Roy’s personal assistant. I mean, after all, I would be perfect in that role – I am organized, detailed oriented, and a huge Carolina fan. That’s my dream – to live in Chapel Hill and then move either where my kids are or to the beach.
“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep dreaming.” Jim Henson
I think dreaming and believing go hand in hand. You must believe in your dreams and trust they will come true. You must believe things will work out and life will be better. I was crushed 2 years ago when my life turned upside down. Crushed that my dreams, what I believed my future would be, were no longer going to come true. Once I accepted that I was heading down a much different path, I changed my dreams. And I do believe things have worked out for the best and will continue to do so in the future. I am dreaming of a WONDERFUL future.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
As I have said before, I am loving the SOLO life. I would not change a thing right now. But in the future, finding Mr. Right might be fun. What would he be like? Well, how about a wonderful man who is:
SINGLE… Kind… Caring… Romantic… Trustworthy… Fun… Fit… Nice looking… Tall… Financially Independent… and a CAROLINA fan!
If you know this guy, send him my way! A girl can dream, right? I read somewhere that you should never give up on finding your dream mate, because that person is searching for you too. Well here I am!
I went to a wonderful baby shower last weekend for my son-in-law’s brother and his wife. Their dreams are coming true this May when they will welcome their precious daughter into their family. And honestly, their baby will be the best dressed baby ever! I have never seen so many adorable baby outfits. And I got to see my older daughter, again keeping with my New Year’s resolution of seeing my out of town kids more.
What are you dreaming of? I also dream of a cure for cancer and Alzheimer’s, pure happiness for my kids, peace in our world, grandchildren to spoil (no pressure kids!), more beach time, and my Tar Heels winning another championship. Oh, and writing that book! That is a dream and a goal I have had for a long time and one I plan to pursue. After all, several of my dear friends have written books.
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.”
Don’t forget to set your clocks AHEAD this weekend – Spring Forward, Fall Backward. Yes, we will lose an hour of sleep, but this means Spring is just around the corner! It may be darker in the early mornings, but it will be lighter longer after work. I am dreaming of those long, summer days!
“Always arm yourself with HOPE. HOPE of a better tomorrow, HOPE of a better life, HOPE of a better you.”
So go out there and dream a little or a lot, and hope for the best of everything. Dream about those things that make you happy, and make them happen, because as we all know, none of us is promised tomorrow.