Sunday, December 09, 2012

When Dreams Come True

I've spent time this week making a list of the things I want to accomplish in 2013. Last year (2011) was a strange year.
The violent outbreak of tornadoes knocked the wind out of me, and many of the goals I'd listed only a few months earlier, all of a sudden seemed less important.
I know both Jilda and I suffered from post traumatic stress because we both felt almost as if we were in a daze. The fact we drove through devastation when ever we left home, was a contributing factor.
Since that day, the communities around have made a great deal of progress. There are a lot of new homes around here, and new roofs on old homes.
When I started writing this update, I realized that I didn't write down any goals for 2012. I found that so odd, because I've written down goals religiously for the past 30 years. I made no mention of goals on this blog, nor in my private journal.
I will have some goals for the coming year. I want to grow as a writer, as a musician and performer. I want to make some improvements around the farm, and I want to travel in 2013.
Jilda and I have been working on a new music project for well over a year and I'd really like to make that happen next year.
The trick is to put some timelines and action plans together for what I want to do, otherwise they're just idle dreams. There's nothing wrong with dreaming, but I can tell you from experience, it's much more fun when dreams come true.


  1. Good luck Rick! The best part of your goal completions are the blog posts we get to read! #13 has never been my fav number but who knows how that works out when it's a calendar year...Hey wait..isn't the world coming to an end in a couple of weeks anyway? I think the Mayan's just didn't like the #13 either!

  2. Never ever stop dreaming!!! All the best for 2013! Take care

  3. So true.
    Having goals in life keeps you going.
    Even old people live longer if you leave them with things to do as opposed to retiring them.


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