Tuesday, April 1, 2008

It's a good day for...

Dreams and crochet. I'll explain later, if you have the time to read.

My setup with Betsey looking on:

I'm making headbands and belts, trying to build up the inventory for market season. I hope to be able to go to the Charlottesville Market one day in April before the Goochland Market opens in May. Here's one of the finished belts, I'm putting it in the shop later tonight.

Back to the part about dreams. In my daily blog reading jen lemen's post yesterday really resonated with me. She speaks of the internal struggle between "responsibility vs. dreams" and "my head vs. my heart", and the great divide "masquerading as common sense". That last part is so brilliantly put.I often think my dreams are still in the future, yet unattained, but today I was able to remember and realize that I AM living my dream. I'm living the dream today that I had a few years ago. In a few years I hope to be living the dreams I have today. Too often I think because I'm not making as much of a salary as I would if I was working full-time in PT that somehow my dream hasn't come true. As far as I know dreams and money really don't have anything to do with one another.

Other dreams have come true as well, and they are marriage and family, both of which are happy, healthy (physically, emotionally, spiritually), and loving. These are big, ongoing dreams that aren't always easy to come by, but here I am living them as well. Again, no money involved.