Like me, my daughter is also a daydreamer, and every year teachers have told me, “She drifts away.” I can only smile when they complain, knowing full well her mind is taking her to much more exciting places than their classroom lectures will ever do.
Even my horse is named, Baydreamer. When I found her, I knew she was the horse for me.
All that to say, I was thrilled to learn the question for today is: “If you could pick another profession, hobby, or life pursuit, what would it be? And why?”
Here’s the good news: I’ve already jumped right into a dream life, daring to release my first novel in February. While I love teaching, I had always dreamed of writing a novel.
Now, it’s been almost a year since that first story hit shelves, and I still can’t tell people “I’m a writer” or “I’m a novelist” without cracking a guilty smile. This writing life is a path I’m still trying to map, and it’s been an exhilarating journey, no doubt.
If I dare to dream even further, I admit I’ve always longed to travel the world. I’d love to become a travel writer, dashing off to secret villages and interviewing locals about their way of life. I’m fascinated by people and would love to learn all I can about different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life.
Sadly, I do get lost in my own driveway and have no sense of direction at all, but it’s my daydream, right, so I’m adding a very handsome guide to escort me through the wilds. In my daydream, that guide is Johnny Depp, but in real life, that handsome guide would be my husband, and honestly, I can’t imagine anything better than traipsing across the latitudes with him.
That’s it, really. Writing. That’s my dream job. Every single day I get to put words to page, I am grateful. This is the life for me.
Do you want to write? Travel? Teach? Preach? Heal? What do you REALLY want to do with your life? Now, go for it. I dare you!