Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday Scribblings-Fantasy

Like most teenage girls, I had a rich fantasy life. Granted, most of it revolved around things I now consider pretty juvenile - like clothes I imagined myself wearing, sports cars I imagined myself driving, and friends I imagined myself impressing. My fantasy life changed completely when I met my "prince charming." After that, it was all about my dreams of our life together - the home we would have (charmingly decorated and furnished), the children we would have (beautiful and supremely intelligent), the careers we would have (satisfying and productive), the trips we would take (exotic and exciting). I clearly remember lying in bed every night, lulling myself to sleep with glowing fantasies of all the wonderful things in store.

I was fondly recalling those inspiring fantasies a few weeks ago, as I was lying in bed thinking about the work piled up on my desk, a stack of bills I needed to pay, the people who needed me to do things for them, the pain in my back that kept getting worse - well, you get the picture. The fantasy life, like the old grey mare, just ain't what it used to be.

When did this happen? I thought, downright angry with the fact the my thoughts were consumed by such mundane and negative trivia. When did my dreams disappear?

In all honesty, it may be because many of those fantasies have actually come true. I do have not only one, but two lovely homes, a handsome, intelligent child, and a career that's generally quite satisfying. We've done a fair amount of traveling, although we'd like to do more, and most importantly, we're all basically healthy. So what's left to fantasize about? And why bother anyway - it's just a waste of time, right?

Not necessarily. It may not be a coincidence that most of my teenage fantasies have come true - at least to some degree. There is something to be said for the school of thought which maintains that "if you can dream it, you can do it." If that is indeed the case, then I better start coming up with some new fantasies!

So how are these for a start:
  • a little house by the sea with a huge writing/music room, where the walls are made of windows overlooking the water
  • a zippy little sports car to drive around town in
  • and bunches of little shih-tzu's cavorting all over the place!

Might as well throw these in for good measure:

  • a couple of best selling novels and another one in the process
  • a recording contract for my world reknowed piano quintet
  • and (my son and daughter in law may not want to read this one) bunches of little grandchildren cavorting all over the place!

I'd say those are a pretty good way to renew my fantasy life, wouldn't you??



Blogger plongstocking said...

Hi Becca, I was tagged to write 6 weird things about myself which I did. Having posted the "6 weird things" I was instructed to tag 6 more people. Hope you don't mind but I've tagged you. All you have to do is do a post 6 weird things about yourself, then choose 6 other people to tag, mention them in your post and leave a comment telling them they have been tagged. The full rules are on my blog.
Thought you might like to play, but only do it if you want to.

Blogger Remiman said...

I think you've got the right idea. ;-)

Anonymous Paris Parfait said...

Yes, Becca, YES! We must keep dreaming, keep reaching, lest we stagnate. I'm pleased that most of your childhood dreams have come true - certainly the important ones have!

Blogger desert rat said...

Here's to all the new dreams coming true as well! I'd say you were lucky that so many of your earlier fantasies came true, but then, we really do make our own luck to some extent, don't we?

Blogger Tammy said...

What a wonderful life you have been blessed with when you need a whole new list...very cool! HUGS

Blogger Jone said...

Love the fantasy list. We all need to dream. Love the post.

Blogger Awareness said...

hi becca! Thank you for visiting my little bloggie world.

We all need to continue to feed our lives with fantasy and dreams.....and when we realize we have accomplished what we set out to do.........the list needs to be added too.

Bon chance......

Blogger Shaz said...

Dreams are all some people have, but i do think you bring to yourself that energy of dreams and fantasy thats why you already enjoy some of those dreams you conjoured them for yourself. Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!

Blogger Star said...

It's wonderful that the dreams you once envisioned have come true. I think you need to start replacing the items on your next list with new dreams as each is checked off. Why wait until they are all accomplished before creating new dreams. And dream BIG!

Anonymous bella said...

It's comforting to see that many of your fantasies and wishes have come true.
Here's to new fantasies! May they also one day come to fruition!

Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Becca- sounds like a wonderful list to me!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the list! And yes, I am working on sprucing up the furniture in my fantasy world too. :)

How wonderful that you can see exactly how and where your dreams have come true!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are very blessed my friend.

Blogger Jerri said...

I think you're right. It's not a coincidence your dreams came true. LOVE the new dreams.

Go get 'em, girl.


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