I have the most vivid dreams and what’s more I tend to remember them for at least 2 – 3 hours after I wake up. My husband finds them very entertaining and urges me to write them down. I haven’t really tried that yet. One of my recent dreams involved me running a book store and this brought to mind this post I had written a very long while ago. I’m republishing it today.
I am living my dream.
For as long as I can remember, my dream consisted of Words.
And why, yes, even selling them.
I dreamt of owning my own book store.
I dreamt of having countless books to read.
I dreamt of speaking before large audiences.
I dreamt of writing and publishing my words.
I don’t own the book store.
But all the other dreams around Words have come true.
Words have come to be a part of my reality today.
I am living my dream.
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1. Are you messy or neat? What about your family/people you share your house with? Does it work well?
2.Write something inspired by a recent dream you had
3. Write about the sounds of silence
4. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson. Use this quote to inspire your post or within it
5. Picture prompt (via Everyday Gyaan)
YaY for living your dream — me, too! It’s even more fun to do it with friends!!! XOXOXOXO
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Aren’t we the lucky ones, Linda? 🙂
Acknowledging that as a dream took a long time for me…it didn’t fit into what I had been taught went in the dream box. Outside the lines. But I love it. And I agree with Linda…always more fun with friends!
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I love that you are living your dream!!
I am living my dream as well…not all of it has come true–but enough of it to really love life.
Awesome post–will be responding shortly 🙂
Thank you for being our Host for Today!! Cheers, Jenn.
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Great Post! It’s good that you are living your dream!! Gives me hope 🙂
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Well written Corinne!
You sure have a hidden poet under you it seems, and of course the writer who is busy weaving awesome posts every single day! 🙂
I wish we all could really live our dreams and enjoy doing what we are doing. That I feel is the most important – isn’t it? To enjoy what you do and do it to the best of your ability. That’s what I believe in.
Thanks for sharing, and hope you live your dream right through. 🙂
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Loved the whole approach you took for today’s prompt and you really got me thinking again about my dream.
As Harleena said above, your poetic skills shine through this post. Well done!
Lovely post Corinne. I am glad you are living your dream. The one where you write books is also going to come true soon.
Good luck 🙂
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Corinne I got goosebumps as I read this… it is so beautiful and touching!
Touchwood!!! I can understand how it feels to be living your dream and I sure very soon your dream of owning a book store will also come true soon 🙂
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Wow! What a positive, uplifting post! Wish you all the best for owning the bookstore too 🙂
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What a happy place we have found when we are living our dream! With you, Corinne, I share deeply the love for books and for the written word. Can’t get enough of both! 🙂
Beautiful post, my friend!
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Oh, I wish you WOULd open that book store. I’m a real believer that as ebooks take off, independent bookstores are actually going to make a comeback as there are still those like me who prefer a real page to turn.
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This is wonderful! It’s not every day one has their dream come true. Keep on dreaming about that bookstore.
I think anyone can make their dreams come true, realistic dreams, as long as they work hard to achieve them. :o)
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Now for the bookshop, may that come true soon. Err….can I provide the coffee and cup cakes?
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My Inner Chick
I looooooooooove that you are living your dream, Corrine.
That your dream consists of WORDS….
This is my dream, too. Xx
btw, I’ve had a name for my coffee shop for many yearts: “”” Lit & Latte!!”””
Who knows Corinne, even the bookstore may still materialize. So glad words have been a blessing for you. And with them ylou bless others.
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Great post! With all the books I have in my house, I think sometimes I could open a bookstore – or at least a library!
🙂 Not everyone gets the opportunity to live their dream. Glad you are.
Carla and I are also living our dream…. Cedric
Congratulations on pursuing your dream..:) happy for you. You wanted to have your own book store, I always wanted to have my library at home…:)
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Julie Jordan Scott
What lovely writing! I am so grateful to read you this morning, a grand addition to the #BlogFest2012 experience. I am glad to read you and write to you today. Happy October!
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I’m glad you are living your dream, Corinne. My dream at the moment is being there for my kids, and I’m living it 🙂
Magical Mystical Mimi
Yay you!! May all your dreams continue to come true and may you ever be dreaming of new ones!! Love this topic. Thanks for hosting!
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Oh how wonderful to see that words lead you to living your dreams 🙂 And your words are very inspiring and life giving!
Lots of love :*
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Lovely post Corinne! You’re blessed to be able to live your dream.
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Oh gosh, Corinne. I have so many dreams. I’m certain I’m living one or two of them. Occasionally, I find I’m living a nightmare, too! LOL! Nice, succinct job sharing your thoughts, Corrine. I look forward to taking on this topic. Hopefully it’ll be a cream to write. 🙂
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Yoink! That last sentence should say, “Hopefully it’ll be a DREAM to write.” Amazing how one letter can change the entire meaning of what you’re trying to say, eh? Cheers!
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i just recently realized i’m living my dream..in the slums. and thank you for the prompt! i had fun with it.
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And you are doing a fab job if I may add! Loved this post and the prompt…………….thank you….and much love!
Jeevan Jacob John
I love my current life, but it’s not my dream (I have a lot to go in life, I guess that’s how it is, especially since I am just starting with my life).
I am thankful to God for my current life (but I am not very happy about it, since I know that there are lot of people out there who can’t afford basic necessities such as food or shelter and I know I can do a lot to change those situation – to help people. That’s my dream :D).
Thanks for the inspirational and thoughtful post, Corinne 🙂
Journey of Life
Living the dream! Like that title … am I? Let’s see … I need to think harder!
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Great topic Corinne and glad that you are living your dream. Loved your post and how you brought the words together.
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The Unknown Journey Ahead
Few of us live our dreams exactly as dreamed. For me, I never dreamed that my dreams of writing would play out through blogging. Isn’t life strange?
More power to your dreams Corinne. I loved the way you have penned down the poem – brilliant!!!
Not all of us can say that we are living our dreams. But if you are, good job! Congrats!
Have a great weekend!
I may not be living my dream but I’m living a dream life. And I have very very vivid dreams and my family and friends make fun of me when I start the conversation with ” You know what I dreamt last night?” so I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one dreaming and talking about dreams.
Yes, my dreams are vivid too and I also remember them for a bit. But once I describe it I completely forget….
Such a privilege and joy to be able to live your dreams! 🙂
Wow…how wonderful to have such a dream, and your dream is also one most of us here can relate to. Great going! 😀
Something which we all secretly dream of! You nailed it in the last line, I must say 😉
Kohl Eyed Me
Really? I had no idea that many people dream of this! 🙂
So glad you are living your dream! And maybe the book shop will happen too, one day.
Musings, Rants & Scribbles
Corinne, Maybe your dream is telling you something! Of course, with your blog, you’re also a collector and provider of wonderful thought — which is the same as a book store! Still, you never know…