Dream, but live

girl dreaming

From the time I was a little girl, I’ve got a lot of dreams. No no, not the random ones that I get at night when I am running around to no where in particular and talking things that I don’t remember about. I am talking of those dreams, my ambitions. I want to write all of them, all the things that I dream of doing. As a kid I dreamed of doing millions of great things- reaching the skies, writing books, finding a cure for cancer. But when I think about all those things now, they sound foolish. What happened? Life happened! Even now I keep thinking about how things could have been and keep dreaming about my perfect world. Reality does shatter them, but I still have dreams and now I sit down to write..
I dream of doing what I want to do with my life. But what is it that I want to do? Good question, but honestly I’ve no answers. I know there is something missing, there is a broken link that needs to be fixed. But I just don’t know what to do.
I dream of reading a lot of books, a lot of books.
But then, all of the books that I own and are waiting to be read stare at me everyday. I want to read them all. But I say, no time.
I dream of seeing the world, travelling to new, beautiful places when I see the amazing pictures from the trips that some of my friends took on their trips or the very rare good pictures that I clicked on even rarer trips that I’ve taken. But then I give reasons. Running low on funds, too much effort to plan or sometimes just too tired, all I want to do is sleep! And then may be dream of going to different places.
I dream of writing a book someday, a good book which many will read and appreciate.
But it is just too much work to think of a plot or idea for a book, a lot of research to do and most importantly too many words to write and rewrite. And I can now conveniently blame it all on Writer’s block! Easy right?
I dream of being the best in something and again I don’t know what that something is. I dream of learning something new each day and creating something new each day.
But then routine gets in the way. I always think of having tomorrow to do what I want to, but when tomorrow comes, it becomes today with many more reasons.
And when I think about it, I don’t stop dreaming. I still keep thinking of all the things that I want to do. But is it enough to just dream? Shouldn’t I try to live those dreams? Or if my dreams are too big, shouldn’t I think of the tiny steps that I can take towards realizing that dream? Shouldn’t I come out of the dream land of mine and start living? May be I can start feeling happy about the fact that I could read at least a page of the book that I’m currently reading. Or may be I can congratulate myself on the poem that I just managed to write in 5 minutes. Or that walk I took in the fields just to spend time with nature. Little things matter, don’t they? My list of dreams can be endless, but can’t just keep thinking, planning and plotting about those dreams and forget to live, to breathe, to enjoy the little moments.
I dream, but I must also live!
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
– J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
This post is inspired by the above quote which is one the prompts for Write Tribe’s Friday Reflections.


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14 responses to “Dream, but live”

  1. Love it, your post reminds me of me quite a bit. It really is a balance of dreaming and living. I believe it’s a gift to still hold on to your dreams and have faith, even if you’re not sure how to quite materialize them yet. Baby steps. 🙂

    “You never fail until you stop trying.”


  2. sanchthewriter says:

    Our dreams should be a launchpad for our goals I reckon…like you, I spend time dreaming about some things than putting them into action. Hopefully, one step at a time, we can get there! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Here’s an idea – try making a wallpaper for ur laptop with these dreams written on it… the doable ones and the ones u aspire for. Many a time we forget our desires and dreams in the everyday world. This would help serve as a reminder of what u want and be a first step towards working in that direction.


  4. Loved your post title very much. All your dreams are beautiful. May all of them come to reality soon.

  5. Brian D'souza says:

    I see one of your dreams touching reality 🙂 it needs a real good breakthrough …hope it comes soon… Cheers

  6. So true , so honest. Loved your post. Yes, little things matter as you say and when life happens, there are many different paths unthought of that life takes us on.

  7. deepagandhi says:

    I can relate to so many points here. I also have lot of dreams which I want to achieve but its important to be alive too as you said:)

  8. Ness says:

    I’m sure you will get there eventually and make your dreams a reality. In the mean time you’re absolutely right, take time to focus on all the small things. They’re just as important!

  9. Lovey says:

    This is such a lovely post. I do believe that keep dreaming and live in the moment. I hope you achieve all your dreams someday.

  10. lovely post Reema! Dreams maketh moments and momets maketh a man..oh woman..so keep dreaming…
    Menaka Bharathi has recently published http://simpleindianmom.in/coir-pith-for-terrace-garden-nutritive-growth-substrate-organic-veggies/

  11. Go for the book and I am sure you will win hearts. I enjoyed the relatable post about dreams and living life. There are so many unachievable dreams for me like unrequited love. It was getting in movies. I missed the train.

  12. Baby steps, that’s what we all need to take!

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