Dream Big! That is one of my 12 words of wisdom. Dreaming is how we get what we want and get to where we want to be.
Four years ago I dared to dream of going to Rio to see the Olympics live for my 50th birthday. I was working at a job that would have allowed me to be able to afford it. Another dream came along, the dream to finally be a full time Spiritual Director. In following that dream, I left the job and took a lower paying job. I stayed home and watched the Olympics on TV. Now I dream of a time when I might make it to another venue to see the Olympics live.
In my pursuit to be a full time Spiritual Director, I applied for a part time job that I felt would fit into that dream. Working at a full time job is not giving me time to pursue that dream. It was disappointing to find out someone else was being hired. However, I continue to trust that God has a plan, and that my dreams will come true, even if they do not look exactly like I dream them.
It is better to have dreamed and been disappointed than to never have dreamed at all.