Wednesday, July 4

Day 186: To Change Course

"And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream." - Nora Ephron

One thing I really love about life is my ability to change course at any time. I realize that changes do not usually happen over night but I still love having the option to change my direction, or my mind, at any time. As expressed in the quote above by the late Nora Ephron, our dreams can crash, or burst into a million pieces, but it is up to us to forge on. I think going off like a fool and finding a new dream is much preferable to settling for reality.

There are so many possibilities in life. So many possible futures I can choose. When I was a little girl I decided that I wanted to be a professional dancer. Little did I know at that time how difficult a life it could be. After struggling as a waitress/dancer for many years, I finally "hung up my dance shoes" about ten years ago.  The dream had died. But the heart of a dancer is still with me and the desire to express myself artistically still burns bright in my soul.

Creativity makes me happy. And it doesn't necessarily have to be my own creativity. I enjoy appreciating the artistic creativity of others as well. One of the things I truly love about Sweden is its great appreciation for art and artists. It is very difficult to find inexpensive crafts or handmade products here. The artists who create handmade items, like wood carved figurines or handwoven linen napkins or dishtowels, are "appreciated" handsomely. I love that.

I have dreams to do something creative with my life and to make a difference. And though I have not exactly found my next path, I have many ideas whirling around in my mind and soul. In the meantime I am enjoying the "break" while I search for that next path. Or it finds me.


  1. I think you should do more seramic work
    You are really good at it!!! "Bon courage"

  2. That is definitely something I want to do more of :-) and I have been looking into classes! Thank you for your encouragement Mia!