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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Believe in Your Dreams

Beneath the monitor of my computer, I have a motto card with two angels on a glittery, sparkly lavender background. The message reads, "Believe in your Dreams!"

"Over the Caribbean Sea" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Sometimes I wonder about dreams. I had many as a child and teenager growing up. One of my dreams was to become a journalist. I also sometimes wished I were a boy and could grow up to be a baseball player in the "Big Leagues".

But more than anything, I longed to travel. Books set in Egypt in ancient times intrigued me. I recall a second or third grade book called, Stories Near and Far. I read and reread every one of those little stories with their exotic settings.I got lost in books. I dreamed of becoming Nancy Drew. I didn't. But I did become a freelance journalist and got the opportunity to cover meetings and events of all types. I wrote hundreds of published feature articles and took thousands of photographs to go with them.

Travel still captured my imagination. As we visited the Caribbean, Europe, and beautiful locations in our own country, I took copious notes and hundreds of photographs. Travel articles and painting series resulted. Dreams became reality. Eventually, they grew into books, both fiction and non-fiction.

In the next few weeks, I'm going to write about some of the dreams that became books and some that became paintings. It will be a learning series.

Do you believe in your dreams? Along what kinds of journeys have your dreams led you?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Look forward to those posts! I enjoy traveling.
I always dreamed of being a rock star, but I didn't want the lifestyle. Now I play guitar in a Christian band, so in giving glory to God, I am now a rock star. Yes, I believe.

Birgit said...

Great post and you have accomplished so much. I so believe in dreams because we need them or else we would feel very lonely in our own thoughts. Dreams become reality. I have wanted to travel and I have and will continue to do so. It has led me to beautiful places. I wanted to help people but never knew how until I found the job I am in now which is a Credit Counsellor. I do have a dream of writing a book about my mom but have not built up the courage yet. In time this will happen if I want it bad enough

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, I so applaud you. You are so very much a rock star!!!

Thank you, Birgit. Wonderful that you have a job helping people. How important that is in our beautiful confused world! I know your book dream will come true, if you really want it!