Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A New List of Dreams

When I was younger... much younger... I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish. Late at night, while my baby slept, I created dreams to fulfill. This was the list, straight from my journal:

  • Get married
  • Have more children
  • Buy a house
  • Write a book
  • Get a full time job

Now, to most, this seems like a doable list... but to me? Not so easy. I was coming off of state assistance (better known as welfare) and I had so many mountains in front of me. (A whole range of them already behind)

I can say that it took me twelve years, but I've completed all of these dream-tasks.

So, I need a new list.

Here it is:

  • Have Stephen King read one of my novels, enjoy it and then have coffee with me
  • Write professionally and become a writer in residence at a university somewhere
  • Have one of my novels made into a movie
  • Home school my children
  • Age like J-lo
  • Meet Loretta Nyhan
  • Earn enough money to situate my mother and my gram

What do you think? Too lofty? :)

I don't know... I like shooting for the stars.

What about you? Do you have any Dream Lists?



  1. You look better than J-Lo, at least you photograph better.

    And I think this list is totally do-able. I can even help with one in about a year's time!

    Proud of ya,


  2. A mountain range you never thought you'd scale is behind you - and a beautiful new one stands before you! I'm positive you'll achieve all of your goals and more <3 (That book cover is stunning!)

  3. ...I have no doubt(s),,,gogit'em...

  4. Since your 1st list came to fruition, I would imagine so shall the second!

  5. PS, if you do get to do the Stephen King thing, please invite me along!!!!!

  6. I agree with Middle Child!
    May as well aim for what you want, it's served you well in the past. You're brave to put it in public though!