Monday, May 16, 2011

Down the Rabbit hole and into a land of Wonder....

Remember when you were a kid? Everything seemed so magical and far away. You were careless and believed that one day you would grow up to be a princess in a fairytale of excitement. Living in a castle and happily ever after with the Prince you waited for your whole life. But instead your parents would tell you what to do and what not to do. Sneering at them, you would say, "Once I am a grown-up, everything will go my way. I won't have to worry about others telling me what to do anymore." This was also what Alice, from the book Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, thought. But as she fell deep down into that rabbit hole, she found as she went farther into this new and foreign place, people kept telling her who she was, what to do and where to go. She thought that running away from home and all her problems, would solve them and in the end she so desperately just wanted to get back. As we get older, things do not turn out the way we thought they would be. We do not have others (our parents), waiting on us, hand and foot. We have to work hard for what we have and earn the things we want. Sometimes, with no one to guide us through what seems to be a very strange wonderland.

Today, I would like my readers to take 10 minutes out of their very busy lives. Grab a notebook, or anything you can write on (I like receipts or napkins), something to write with and answer these three questions:

  1. What is your dream?
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? (yes, answer both)
  3. When you were little, what did you want to be? What do you do now? And would you change anything from your dream as a kid to what you do now?
There is no right or wrong answer to this. It's just simply an exercise you can use just because. But sometimes we stray so far from our dreams, our wants and desires that it's good to have a reminder. Hope everyone enjoys their Monday!!!! XO

"We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing."
- Louisa May Alcott

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