In Others’ Words: Youth
I attended a writers retreat in Monterey, CA last month. The theme? Dream Big.
There was a lot to love about those three days. Just look at that first sentence again: I was at a retreat. With other writers. In Monterey. But the encouragement, the time, to dream and dream big?
I don’t want to forget that.
And then I came across today’s quote and I realized the dream I am living today is what I dreamed about when I was much, much younger. Sure, there were other dreams. But being a writer was the one constant dream.
And it’s the one I hope only gets bigger, not smaller, as the years pass.
But I know that not everyone follows von Schiller’s advice and “keeps true” to the dreams of their youth. My doctor-husband, for example, was months away from graduating with an astronautical engineering degree when God stepped into his life and redirected him. The end of one dream (being an astronaut) and the beginning of another (medical school).
In Your Words: What about you? Have you stayed true to the dreams of your youth — or found yourself embracing a new dream?
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