Do Dreams Expire?

having an expiration date on your dreamsDo Dreams Expire?

 Is there an expiration date on your dreams? I mean, do you have to give up after you reach a certain age?

Most people will say yes! Until they see someone  their age or older accomplishing what they deemed impossible.

We are in a time that everything is fast paced and we are already used to have instant everything!

Instant messages, (Anyone remembers waiting for a letter? Like actually stocking the poor mailman?) Instant downloads, instant everything! So, when you look at how little patience we have, then it makes sense to give up on what we want if it doesn’t happen in the time we “expected” to happen.

For example, Have you ever wonder how it would be like to travel the world? Maybe you make this your dream, do you set a date for it? Something like “by the time I am X years I want to have traveled the France, Italy, England, etc”. But then life happens, years go by, and that X date comes and goes, and you still have not been in any of the places you had in your plans.

Do you give up? Or you keep on having this desire to accomplish it?

I used to say that I want to be retired by age 45. I can’t help but to wonder what I’ll do if 45 comes and I am still working, and I don’t mean working as “I love what I do, so I do it because it makes me happy”.  I’ve been thru so many “unexpected experiences,” that by know my biggest lesson is that I really don’t have as much control over anything as I used to believe.

My aunt used to say, “Make plans so the Gods can laugh” and I used to think it was the silliest thing in the world, until life gave me a lesson (several times so far) about what that sentence really means.

I’ve also been learning how you should dream, and how dreams come true. Based on my experiences I can tell you that when you really want something with your heart (and this is something positive for you, and the people around you) it will happen. It will happen on the most unexpected moments, from the most unexpected sources, but it will happen.

So, this brings me to the subject of Having an expiration date on your dreams.  I don’t think I need to point out the obvious.  You just need to look around you and you’ll find dreams becoming true all the time. You can call it miracles, Synchronicity, etc. But you’ve seen them.

Some people dream big, others little but we all dream.  It is related with what matters to you.  Some people dream with having enough money to pay the bills every month without having to worry, others dream with a new yacht!

Main thing in life is to dream! Big or small but dream, and mostly don’t give up.

One of the biggest things I would love to pass along is that things that are meant to happen, do happen, not when we want to, but when they are meant to be.

Don’t set expiration dates on things that matter, your dreams matter! So don’t give up!

Work towards things that make your heart beat faster and set a smile on your face, and things will work out!

Just remember to be who you are!

About Juanita

I was born in South America, and moved to North America when I was in my late teens. I had a kid and needed to be able to support him on my own, so like most immigrants I ran after the american dream. I love and try to keep most of my latin traditions, mainly the old school things and values. I'm on my 30's, I am a Mom & I love every second of it (yes even when I feel like I want to run away before I kill him). I love to cook and bake. But keeping my family healthy is a must! Like most women I Love chocolates also reading, working and anything that helps me be a better person. I am always working on improving who I am, I am thankful for all my experiences (good, bad and ugly), because of them I am the person I am today! I lack any coordination, have a "special" sense of humor So, yes I could be a lot of fun, most of the time I will keep people around me, very much amused (and my body with new bruises) I belong to the club of "I don't fall, I do random gravity checks", I am also constantly attacked by furniture! Those things are secret ninjas! Some day someone else will see it too! I am just another person fighting to be who I am, and hoping to get more to join my path! Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” - Bernard M. Baruch
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