Last night at work I was given inspiration to write this blog thanks to a student asking me a simple question. He was working on a homework assignment for his English class. The assignment he had involved completing journal entries for a novel they are reading. One of the entries had to do with having dreams and aspirations. He must have been trying to brainstorm ideas because he asked me what my dreams are?
I was completely caught off guard by the question and actually drew a blank! All I could come up with at the time was that I would like to do some travelling. I honestly could not think of anything else. If he had asked me the same question back when I was in University I would have had numerous answers such as: obtain a job, get married, have kids, own a house etc.
Now that I have achieved those dreams I have never really thought about dreams for myself. I have dreams as a parent for my children and short-term goals for myself like losing some weight and paying off credit card debt, but I have never really thought about any 'dreams'. Do we lose those dreams and aspirations we had as kids because we mature and grow older or am I at a point in life where my dreams are simply to enjoy life and be happy? What are your dreams?
Thought of the day: Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
Quote of the day: You have to dream before your dreams can come true. A.P.J. Kalam