Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Living up to "The Dash"

http://www.amazon.com/The-Dash-Making-Difference-Your/dp/B0010D3D3W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378169892&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Dash

sorry, but for some reason I can't copy the picture onto here so you will have to click on the link and let it take you to the book.

Not long ago a friend of mine at work had me read her book. It was a short little book called "The Dash". Basically it was describing about the day we are born and the day we die on our tombstone, but what the most important part is the dash in between signifying our life. The life that we choose as to how it goes. Do we play it safe and work our whole lives just trying to keep up with the Jones'? Do we follow our dreams? Do we help others along the way? Did we bring joy into other people's lives. Its a very good book and I highly recommend reading it. But if you are a dreamer like me it can tend to push you towards doing your dream and forgetting about going to a job that pays the bills and helps keep food on the table.
You see, I'm a dreamer. I love thinking of stories, dreaming of the day when I can do this or that. Yes I play the lottery in hopes that someday. I will probably do so until they put the date at the end of my dash.
I have also been reading a piece by a friend basically about judgement day. Its a bit of tongue in cheek but it can be a serious look too at how we live our lives. It all just really makes me realize how much I love doing the writing and the marketing and everything else. Even though at times it can start to feel like a job, then something or someone will come along and make me glad all over again to be doing what I'm doing. I will keep doing the job now though because I know I have to. Unless we get one heck of a winter that strands me at the house and makes me unable to get into work, thus cause me to lose my job. I have to keep doing what I am doing. Working on the marketing and writing when I can while going to work. Even though I am a dreamer and have had my dreams dashed a few times by meeting reality. I still keep dreaming and still keep hoping. Some day, I will get to do what I love and never have to work another day in my life!