Have you ever had that thought, I would like to do _________ (fill in the blank). Usually, it is something highly impractical, expensive, huge in scope or just plain silly. So the idea pops in your head and you think “I can’t do that”. But later, the same thought pops up. Just like a lone flower in the middle of your grass and you pull it up with “I don’t have time for that”. But again you are perhaps on a long car ride and you have time to ponder how wonderful it would be to do this thing. In a perfect world, how successful you would be. How happy and fulfilled you would be. But you get to your designation and think “I don’t have the money to do that.”
I don’t have the expertise.
I have responsibilities.
I don’t know where to start.
Nobody would be interested in what I have to say.
This is foolish, be practical.
And each time we say this to ourselves we are pulling up the lone flower of our dream by its roots. But no matter how many times we weed the yard of our life–trying to make this perfect green expanse– this dream just keeps popping up. What you are reading is my dandelion dream. I have often thought of how wonderful it would be to have a way to encourage people and speak into their lives. Over the years this dream has morphed from thinking about writing a book or speaking to groups. Then came the age of the internet with blogging and podcasting. The development social media created new ways of thinking about my dream.
So I have decided to start my journey with this blog. And maybe it is foolishness, and maybe no one will read it and maybe it will all be a waste of time, going nowhere. But I am going to see where this dream can take me. I invite you to come dream with me.
I hope we can create a community where we can encourage one another. Give each other ideas and helpful feedback. A safe place where we can allow our dreams to grow. I believe we can change the world or at least our little corner of it.
Come dream with me!