Thursday, August 9, 2012

Behind the Blog (14): What Dreams May Come


Behind The Blog is a meme to help bloggers connect their life and interests to the content showcased on their blog. The co-hosts Faye Kathe and Melissa will provide a different topic, idea, or question every week that bloggers can relate to themselves and the books, films, or media they find interesting!

This week draws the main Olympics to a close. So many hundreds of athletes have been competing for three prestigious medals: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Every single one is sure to dream of one day holding a Gold medal in their hands-one that they won themselves. Unfortunately for many, it will not happen as they dream but that doesn't mean they ever stop trying. In light of this, this week we are asking you what are some of your dream goals? What are your opinions when it comes to goals that never seem to turn into reality?
In relation to books. which characters have you loved witnessing achieve their goals, or whose dreams have you loved and cherished? Are there any goals you have acquired because of characters you've read about?Tell us all.

This is such a difficult topic for me to put into words. I have a lot of different dreams and goals for myself. And as I become older, it seems like I think up even more to add to the list. I'm not sure if that's good, because I'll never run out of goals, or bad because I'll never complete the list. I think I'll go with the former.

I have a goal of writing a book someday. I'm not sure what about, and I'm not sure where to even begin with it, but I want to do it. I don't even necessarily want to be publish it, I just want to write it.

I want to make a difference in the world. No matter how big or small. I've been tossing around a couple of ideas for going back to school (not anytime in the near future, but at some point) for a Master's degree in Psychology, or in Library Sciences. Two completely different disciplines, I know. But I feel that I can do a lot of good in either field. Depending on the specialty I chose, I could work in a hospital, or a school, or even have a psychology practice someday. And if I decided to go the way of Library Sciences, I'd be helping people discover new books, and bringing new characters, worlds and helping foster the love of reading in their lives which would be wonderful.

I have more dreams than this,  but like I said, they're so hard to put into words. And if I expanded on all of them, we'd be here all day.

As for dreams that never seem to turn in to reality, I think they can be a great motivator. They give people something to always be striving for. They give people a sense of purpose. Some people might say, "well what's the point if you're never going to achieve them?"

The point is that you could. The possibility is there. Always having something to work for is never a bad thing. And sometimes one goal can lead you to the next, accomplished or not, and these dreams, and the journey to attain them can change your life.

I know that I'll never stop dreaming. I'll always be looking forward, to see what dreams may come for me. I could accomplish them all, I could accomplish none  of them. The point will be that I did dream, and I did try.

Sometimes, the reward isn't accomplishing the dream, but the journey it took to get there.


There are plenty of characters whose dreams I've rooted for and cherished, it's so hard to choose just one. So I won't. I'll just say that usually, I'm a fan of the underdog characters.

What are some of your dreams? Do you think you'll accomplish them?

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Ashna Banga said...

Oh Melissa! This really is a tricky topic. Just like you, I too have many different, sometimes unrelated goals. But I just believe in making them all come true, one by one by one. :)

It's not bad, it's okay to have to many dreams. Wish you luck and hope you do get to live all that you dreamed of :)

Melissa said...


Thank you, Ashna! Good luck to you too! :D

Wall-to-wall books said...

I was too late for this one, and will be gone a week for the next one... but I will try to sign up for some of these in the future. I like the idea!

Melissa said...

@Wall to Wall:
We'd love to have you join us. :) You can still write a post and link up to this week's if you'd like to, the list doesn't close until this coming Thursday.

Are you going on vacation?

Think said...

My goals are a mess. LoL. But if I had to pick a character that I enjoyed reaching their goals, it would be Harry Potter. I just loved those books! I loved how Harry never gave up. So inspiring.

kimbacaffeinate said...

I have long term goals and short term goals, they don't always come true, but half the fun is in the dreaming and attempting.

Melissa said...

That's okay my goals are a bit scattered at the moment too. Harry Potter is an awesome example of someone who reached their goals.

That's so true!