We all have sparks, imaginations.
That’s how our minds, create creations.
For they can make, our wildest dreams come true.
Those magic sparks, in me and you.
A dream, can be a dream come true.
With just that spark, in me and you.
I have a personal blog that has been out on the web for a pretty long time now, since April 2004. It gets quite a bit of traffic for what it is, mostly my own random thoughts and pictures about what I experience in life.
People do comment on the posts. I had posted about bringing our new coach home on that blog and someone elected to send me this encouraging note:
Great! But what’s the main rational in general, and how does this make sense though compared to other possible options, particularly longer term?
The person was thoughtful enough to include a number of links to things like how to invest and live abroad. Links that have absolutely no interest or relevance to me personally.
But the phrase “how does this make sense though compared to other possible options” was what caught my attention.
The underlying assumption, how does this make sense, is really another way of saying to someone that it really doesn’t make sense at all especially when compared to other more sensible options.
I think back to a team member from my time when I worked for a large Canadian bank. This was about ten years ago. He was approaching retirement. He had a dream. His dream was to sail. He bought himself an older sailing vessel. He spent a couple of years getting it ready to go. He had to spend some time getting himself ready to go, including hip replacement.
Sailing is not for me. For Ted, though, this was his passion. If I remember correctly, he did not even have that much experience with sailing. He was determined. He wanted to retire early to pursue his dream, which he did. I was excited for him.
Here is a recent shot of Ted and Ronalie from March of this year.
Don’t they look awesome? Happy? Healthy?
Ten years have passed. And they have been travelling the world on a sailboat. Life is good for my former colleague. He followed his dream.
How does this make sense though compared to other possible options?
Follow your dreams. Naysayers will never understand them.