The Dreamer

June 13th, 2012

It’s a name that has followed me for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved to daydream. The fact that I derived so much pleasure from daydreaming became a challenge for my parents. I was mischievous and I often stretched our household rules and regulations to the limit. Sending me to my room for what is termed today as a time-out was no punishment for me because I welcomed the time to daydream and write a short story or poem.

Daydreaming combined with constructive activity can be extremely fulfilling. One year ago, I realized a dream. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications With an Emphasis on Technology. On the surface, that may appear to be a task that almost anyone can accomplish if they persevere.

What many have done in 4 years or less took me 37 years to complete. It took 3 phases that spanned 1974 to 1978, 1983 to 1993, and 2009 to 2011 (full time). It spanned three institutes of learning – LaSalle University (78 credits), Cabrini College (36 credits), and University of Phoenix (63 credits).

You see, I had a dream. My dream was to get my Bachelor’s Degree. Many situations interrupted that dream. There appeared to be no end in sight. But when I couldn’t see the end, I could still see the dream. Achieving my dream hasn’t ended my quest. There are more mountains to climb – more challenges to meet – but, I digress.

My dream was planted within me before I was conceived. My dream continued to thrive within me even when it didn’t appear that I was working toward my dream. It was part of my destiny.

To anyone who believes that they cannot achieve their dream; for anyone who sees a wall where there used to be a door; know that every dream is achieved one step at a time. You may not be able to see the end. Just keep your eye on the dream. Don’t give up. The very next step may be the step that propels you to the next level.

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Written by Lorraine M. Castle ©2012