Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pursuing Dreams

I was reading my friend Debbie's blog the other day. She does a marriage post every Monday. One particular line from a story in a recent post caught my eye:

"Life can sometimes be difficult, but when we receive positive words, we are encouraged to continue pursuing our dreams."

About a month after Scott's graduation from college he had a dream.

In the dream, it was the end of the world. Hell fire and stones falling from heaven- all that stuff, & in the dream Scott said all he felt was happy. Happiness because he wouldn't have to go to optometry school.

And that's when I realized he couldn't go."But that's the plan. I'm going to take the OAT, go to Optometry school, & go work with my dad. That's the plan" he said.

But if he'd rather have the end of all mankind come, than go to optometry school, well, then we had a problem. We'd just have to come up with a new plan, a new dream.

And we did. He has a great job that he loves, working with people he loves, doing stuff he loves. He comes home from work happy.


And in turn, when I told Scott I wanted to write a novel he said "Alright let's do this thing!" No one is a bigger cheerleader for my writing & sometimes it sucks for him.

I spend hours writing. I cry. I stress. I curse. Sometimes I barely restrain myself from throwing things. Then I keep him up all hours of the night to talk about characters I made up or because I can't sleep from the giddiness of a scene I just wrote.

And there he is with positive words &, when needed, pressure to keep going for my dreams.

My point being that sometimes all someone needs to positive words to go for what they really want.

That & Scott is the BOMB. His birthday was this weekend & we spent it celebrating him & his BOMB-ness. Every single day I think about how lucky I am to have him in my life.
The End.


Emma said...

Ace post, very true indeed. And hope Scott had an ace birthday!

Em and Russ said...

Your whole family is the BOMB!!!! We love you guys and we're glad you're happy together!!!! I wish we lived closer though (hint hint).


Esther Noelle said...

Aw, so glad you found your Mr. Right! Yay! Hope Scott had a wonderful birthday! You guys are lucky to have each other - you both do such a great job encouraging each other! :) I like you guys!

M said...

YOU are so inspiring! You go, mad-writing-girl!

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Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Love lovity this story Olivia. I've heard you talk about this before but there is such power in the emotion and love behind this story. Wonderful!

Malea said...

Oh Liv, I love posts like this one. It reminds me of stuff I know but need reminding. I'm SO glad you and Scott have each other. You really are a match made in heaven!