“A dream without a goal is just a wish”
A rather hectic weekend at the High-Way Inn inspired this blog entry. With the departure of some of our troops.. we were a few men down. A soldier never leaves a comrade behind and sure enough we all pulled together and attempted to take on the masses that swept across our little home. I did me, I did Stevie, Stevie did Kath, Kath didn’t do anyone cause she was away… Ciara did everyone.. and we all did multiple people.. sorry, roles… to keep the show on the road!! Between Sunday through to Monday we had nearly 2,000-3,000 Solar Racers pass through our doors. Every 2 years Australia hosts The World Solar challenge, where teams from all around the globe come to challenge the norms and travel the outback in a vehicle (which they have built from scratch) powered solely by the sun. I chase the sun too… but for tanning purposes.
We almost ran out of fuel, water, ice and above all.. energy! They have been the 2 craziest days I have worked since I started. But we got through it and lived to tell the tale! (Thanks to everyone for doing each other). Inspired by the Sun kids and their passion to follow their dreams.. I began to think a little about dreams in general. Not the cheese-dreams I have at night- the dreams we have as little humans here on this planet. Things we want to do, see, feel, achieve, experience and live. They can be big and bold or small and petite- no matter what size.. a dream is still a dream. Which got me thinking about a little quote a wise rose once told me “A dream without a goal is just a wish”.
It’s all well and good to sit and wish the day away. “I wish I had.. that car, those shoes, that holiday, her hair, his hummus, confidence, a degree, a boyfriend, support, creativity, a healthy lifestyle, love, cheese”.. whatever! Without the necessary goals in place.. your dream will remain just that.. a wish! Those little Sun Kids made me think about my own dreams in the making… and the dreams that have come before that have manifested. Dreaming big requires a whole lot of heart and sometimes in the present moment it’s hard to imagine how you are ever going to succeed in achieving this dream, which can sometimes seem unobtainable. Mainly because we are only at the starting line yet we’re trying to visualise ourselves at the finish line from our current position. This isn’t wrong.. but it’s only the beginning. We cant jump into one end of the swimming pool and expect to arrive at the other without doggy paddling our way there. My preferred method is breast-stroke however.
Using the Sun Kids as an example..
1. Define and clarify your dream(s).
2. Take necessary actions/steps to make your dream(s) a reality.
A good example of this is my trip that I made to South America. This little dream began in the mind of my soul-sista Jazzy. Christmas 2016 Jazzy was travelling Australia, she then clarified her dream and decided she wanted to explore South America. Her dream came out of her head and into her mouth and she shared her dream with me. Her dream then became my dream and together we worked to make our dream a reality. Dual-dreaming- dunno if thats a thing?.. well it is now! Although, when I think back to the starting point.. the dream appeared impossible. Why? I couldn’t envisage myself saving the necessary funds I needed to make this trip a reality. I also feared leaving the country and missing out on possible acting work that might come my way. Beginners doubts, I like to call them. Although doubts still remained, I pushed ahead and began to take little steps towards achieving my goal. 1: I opened a savings account which didn’t get much action for the first few months but it was a necessary step forward in the right direction. 2: Two Jobs – I worked my cute little butt off. 3: Talking about the trip: “Hey Jazzy, which countries will we go to?” “Hey Caoimh, check out this amazing floating hostel in the middle of the ocean in Colombia!”. Anyway, you get my flow. We made it happen.. and by god it was the trip of a life time!!
The Mush Twins
Right now I am living the dream that followed- Australian mate! That dream manifested in about 48hours between deciding, applying for visa and booking flights! Come to Australia, get work, save and then EXPLORE. It’s the EXPLORE part that needs clarifying on my part. My dream tank is half full and I’m currently deciding upon how to refuel it… funny I should use the metaphor of refuelling, seeing as I’m living in a fuel station. Diesel, Pulp, Unleaded… so many options. Well I know for certain that I will be basking in Bali sunshine for Christmas and New Years but from there I have no flights to anywhere. The world is my oyster as they say (I prefer mussels.. but anyway).. I need to put the 2 step dream-plan in place. 1: Define and Clarify Dreams 2: Take necessary actions/steps to make my dream(s) a reality.
DREAM BIG BABY!!!