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Friday, April 23, 2010

It's Perfectly Fine to Dream BIG!

Roxy @ sent me this award on Monday, and I wanted to pass it along to some of the special followers who have contributed to my posts. Thank you for showing such support to Head in the Clouds!:)

1.) Jess Ross @
2.) Nicole Ducleroir @
3.) Lindsay Currie @

And Nicole @ sent this beautiful butterfly to me on Wednesday. Thank you, Nicole! I'm sharing it with:

1.) Roxy @
2.) Carolina Valdez Miller @
3.) Alleged Author @

Now for today's post!

If you could imagine the perfect day, what would it be? Would you be sailing on a forty-foot yacht out in the Pacific, eating caviar as the slosh of the waves dampen your feet. Or perhaps your idea of a perfect day would be high in the mountains of Tennessee, traveling with your friends to a relaxing cabin for a weekend retreat.

While we need to remain grounded and focused on the reality of our life, I believe it is equally important (if not more) to allow our minds to dream of the impossible.

As an aspiring writer, this is something I've enjoyed the most when working on a project. The thrill of creating dynamic characters (some with admirable traits, and some characters that are down-right despicable) is what motivates me to put the pen to paper and lose sense of all time.

The point I'm trying to make is that when there are no limits, anything is possible. And this (along with my children's college tuition in mind) is why I've crawled out of the bed at 11:00 P.M. to finish a chapter, or risen at 6:00 A.M. to begin a new one.

My question for you: How would you be living your dream if there were no limits? Think about your dreams for a minute (write them down if necessary) and make an effort this weekend to move yourself in that direction.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Tory


  1. I think we forget from time to time what is important in our lives, we are told to keep driving for new things. It rained a lot here today (Australia - well, obviously it didn't rain in ALL of Australia, but in my bit) so Hubby and the girls and I sat around and watched Alfred Hitchcock movies and Columbo episodes, I baked some vegi muffins and chocolate cupcakes - throw in some quiet time to write and that would be my perfect day :-)

    I have some blog awards for you over at my blog:
    as my way of saying thank you for following my girls' book review blog, they are very excited about having followers ( :-)

  2. Awww, thanks For the award Tory! And your post is very inspiring...we all need to remember that no matter how manybrejections we've received, there is always hope:-). You rock babe!

  3. If there were no limits (as in I could live each day twice) I would write endlessly, probably nonstop with breaks only for the bathroom and maybe food, and then I would relieve that day doing nothing but hanging out with my family. It's so strange to have this longing to do both, but it's nearly impossible to do both at the same time. Good questions.

    And thank you for the award! You are so thoughtful and kind! I will try and do an awards post soon. Thank you for thinking of me. What a sweet award, too.

  4. Hi Tory! Thanks so much for passing an award on to me. You made my morning!

    I love this post. It's so important, I think, to stay connected with the dreamer in me. Life is mundane in the day-to-day. It's easy to forget my passionate side while I'm folding bottomless baskets of laundry and wiping a counter for the umpteenth time. That's why I keep a list -- not so much a bucket list, but that's the idea.

    There are a couple places in the US where I want to go and meditate on life. One is the dessert south of Tuscan, AZ. Another is the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Also any place in Yosemite National Park, and on the seacoast of Maine as well as the Florida Keys.

    Places like that inspire me to live my life as large as possible.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Thank you so much for the award! I love the post on dreaming the impossible. I dream to own my own vineyard so I can have a bottle of wine whenever I want! :P

  6. If there were no limits I'd spend the whole day writing and skipping school. Hehe.

    So glad you found me! I heard back from MH in one day with a rejection and an invitation to re-submit after I revise a plot point she didn't like. She's so sweet (and prompt)! I hope you hear back from her soon :)

  7. Congrats on the awards!

    I know we all are limited by time, money, talent, physical stamina... but really those things are small compared to how we limit ourselves by vision. My mantra has always been that "I am only limited by my own insecurity". And it's true! If I truly believe in what I'm doing, then I can go without a lot things to realize that vision. All this to say, I'd probably be living the same as I am now because I feel like I am living my dream. LOL!