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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Have to Admit...


I have been told...more times than I care to recall to "get my head out of the clouds".....you see, I'm a dreamer. I am a dreamer in the worst kind of way! I can sit all day long thinking...dreaming. Then, I will write out my plans for making those "newly thought up dreams" into a reality....then I go back to dreaming.
Believe me....there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a dreamer. I am quite comfortable there, but there is something missing for me....Action!
I constantly go from dreaming....planning my dream, but never ever taking the first step to making my dreams true...and that is where I truly get frustrated.
I have lost sight of a lot of these dreams....some of which, I would really like to accomplish. Those dreams, however, are written lovingly on some piece of paper...or somewhere in my journals, and have been forgotten, because they are still in dream stage.
I guess what I'm trying to say...as now, I am starting to ramble senselessly is that I have to be more disciplined to act on these "dreams" of mine....and not stop until I see them into being...not just thoughts on papers....but actually doing it!
Thanks for listening...
Until next time,
Ophelia

17 comments:

Diane said...

You know what, Ophelia--I'm the say way, even though I don't journal. I'll read or see things--clip them--hang them on my little inspiration board, and then forget about them, but I've been doing a little more this year and kind of changed my attitude, and I'm actually doing things that I never thought I would have done. It really works to see it and believe it and then just do it!

Kaili said...

I'm the same way Ophelia! Its time to get ourselves into it! Thankyou for the inspiring post and for your beautiful comments on my work. PS. I love your journal page it is a work of art x

Samantha Marshall said...

Love your beautiful journal pages. I feel the same way, too. It's hard sometimes when life pulls you one way and day to day routines get in the way of achieving dreams. I'm going to make an effort to take steps to make my dreams really happen. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Kim Hambric said...

I am one of those dreamers, too. I spend a lot of time thinking things up. I see myself as a artist who supports herself with her art. I buy books about doing such things. And then the books sit there. I keep dreaming, but I never even get around to reading about it.

I think putting things down in writing is a first step, a step which you have beautifully completed. AND taught a course! I have yet to take one. I think I have yet to find one. (I'm not sure I've even looked for one).

thekathrynwheel said...

I love your journal poage - especially the use of the little quote at the bottom of the page. Great and wise words :-)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Ophelia..

I think you should read a book that has helped me to understand the way 'my brain is wired'.

It's called "Refuse to Choose" and it talks about artistic types who have so many different intersts and ideas, so many different plans, and avenues of creativity.

It helped me to see that I am what is called a 'scanner'. And knowing this has helped me to appreciate the kind of 'amazing' mind I have, and the incredible thirst for knowledge.

I think you should read the book.
I think that anyone who has a lot of interests and feels as though they are somewhat of a scatter brain because they can't just settle down and pick the one thing they like best, and do only that for the rest of their lives, should read the book!

REFUSE TO CHOOSE
by Barbara Sher

you are normal, you are creative, you are another artistic mind, just like me!

ciao bella
creative carmelina, the 'cyclical scanner' was here!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

IF YOU ARE HIGHLY CREATIVE, GOING FROM ONE INTEREST TO ANOTHER, FILTERING THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT AVENUES OF CREATIVITY ON A CONTINUAL BASIS...

LIKE ME

THEN YOU TOO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK

CALLED
REFUSE TO CHOOSE by BARBARA SHER

IT SERIOUSLY HELPED ME TO SEE THAT I AM A TRUE ARTISTIC TYPE TO THE CORE AND THAT ARTISTS ARE SIMPLY WIRED DIFFERENTLY FROM 'THE OTHERS'

CIAO
CREATIVE CARMELINA

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

IF YOU ARE HIGHLY CREATIVE, GOING FROM ONE INTEREST TO ANOTHER, FILTERING THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT AVENUES OF CREATIVITY ON A CONTINUAL BASIS...

LIKE ME

THEN YOU TOO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK

CALLED
REFUSE TO CHOOSE by BARBARA SHER

IT SERIOUSLY HELPED ME TO SEE THAT I AM A TRUE ARTISTIC TYPE TO THE CORE AND THAT ARTISTS ARE SIMPLY WIRED DIFFERENTLY FROM 'THE OTHERS'

CIAO
CREATIVE CARMELINA

Manon Doyle said...

I'm one too! it seems that many of we creative types are big dreamers!! Love your journal page!!

tortagialla said...

I think we all dream and sometimes they go in and out of focus... I think it's a great thing :) Go with it and be happy...that's the only way to live. Lovely journal pages you have, just wanted to say hi :)

jenine said...

I sure can relate to the words on your journal page - we all want our dreams to come to fruition as soon as we think of them don't we! Small steps... thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

Théalie said...

I like the text you have written, thank you for being placed on my blog.

Lori Saul said...

Dreams are inspiration and creativity. So many things in life get in the way of action on our dreams- I too know what you feel. But posting these feelings is an active way of getting them started! Keep dreaming!

Christy Laudig said...

Ophelia...I was so glad to see that you stopped by and visited my Blog. Now, I've stopped by yours and I'm now following. Lovely Blog and look forward to keeping up with what you're doing now.

Hope all is well!

Hugs!

Christy

Donna Heart said...

hi ophelia! of i do understand! I think of me it's also tied up to resistance - there's a great book i'm reading called the war of art - and it talks alot about what you've mentioned - actually facing those dreams and making them happen! I think this is most likely the case for many of us creatives!!! Thanks for your lovely words too - they were very much appreciated! Hey - are you a Sagitarius? I am - and we're always focusing our arrows up to the heavens, making dreams! It's in our DNA!!!
take care and keep dreaming those beautiful dreams x donna

Ludid said...

it's never to late to start living out our dreams. sometimes taking it one at a time doesn't seem so overwhelming. have a great weekend.

Tammy said...

Never stop being a dreamer, sweets. It's the magic that keeps us alive. I always love seeing your journals. I am a dreamer too. I do not always make them come true but they do take over regularly.
Lovely post. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love your new little hitter too btw.
Xo,
Tammy

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