You may say I’m a dreamer…

John Lennon was really on to something:

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

These lyrics have been floating around in my head for a few days now.   For most of my life, I’ve been a dreamer.   I have a fairly vivid imagination and I’ve always been more of a “big picture” thinker than a details, person.  But somewhere along the way, I also became a do-er.  Probably because I’m a bit ADD and get bored with the same old thing all the time.

The problem is I’ve somehow gotten to a point where my doing is getting in the way of my dreaming.  Instead of daydreaming about places I want to see or experiences I want to have, I’m filling up my calendar and making to-do lists.  Maybe it’s all part of growing up, but these things sometimes feel more like chores than like fun.

Don’t get me wrong… I like to be busy and I need my lists and schedules to function, but it’s a bit soul-crushing to think I’ve lost my inner dreamer.    And I think, as a culture, we’re kind of anti-dreamer.    Granted, we like to admire those who “follow their dreams” and become successful, but we’re also usually pretty quick to discount the dreams of others.  I don’t know.

What started as a few lines of a song has become a rambling blog post.  I hope to be back tomorrow with *much* lighter content… 


One response to “You may say I’m a dreamer…

  1. Pick a dream and go for it. Use your lists and schedules to help achieve your dream. Dreaming itself gets you nowhere. It’s those lists, schedules and sacrifices that help you get you your dreams. Your dreams are the motivating factor behind what you do.

    All of this is assuming you are not dreaming of having a roller derby on the moon. Because I don’t think any list, schedule or sacrifice could make that happen.

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