I’ve sometimes been guilty of getting stuck in a dream – one that plays over and over in my head like a bad movie.  I become tortured by the repetitiveness of these recurring images that seem never able to become a reality. At heart I am procrastinator and must push myself to turn my dreams into action.  I can over think the process of making my dreams happen — to the point of paralysis. 

I am learning, though, that if we treat every dream like an exciting new project and not some impossible, unreachable climb up Mount Everest, it might be easier to reach. As Project Manager I am able to write out a plan of action – step by step – adding a timeline – then make the project happen, enjoying the journey as I go.  The minute I think of what I want to do as a “dream” it suddenly becomes overwhelming — much too big to tackle.  I think back on that “dream job” I never pursued, or that “dream house” I never built or that “dreamy man who I thought I wasn’t good enough to get. 

But I am changing my outlook and have decided that there will be far fewer “Dreams Deferred”. I have the projects lined up to check off my list – one orderly plan at a time. So I challenge all of those dreamers out there to come down out the clouds and put pen to paper as you get to work on your long list of attainable projects — your dreams deferred.


Life has provided many challenges that have made me stick my neck out even when I didn't want to, Those experiences have made me strong and resilient, and have allowed me to keep moving towards my goals despite any adversity. These are the wonderful qualities of the turtle. Life's challenges have placed me on the thrown as The Turtlequeen.
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  1. It is very brave of you to come out publicly on the abuse you were subjected to and am glad that you came out strong. We need to spread awareness since due to lack of education, people are largely unaware of their rights as human beings,


  2. Reblogged this on The Turtle Queen and commented:

    As I begin a new year, I reflect on thoughts I collected into writings throughout last year. This blog I wrote last summer made me think of my 2015 new beginnings. So, I thought this blog was worth sharing again, as we write those lists of resolutions, make those promises, and start checking off our goals — hoping to finally reach those Dreams Deferred.


  3. roach59 says:

    Reblogged this on studiotj and commented:
    A friend of mine re-blogged one of her own posts and after reading it, I found it worth re-blogging as well. A lot of people started the new year with resolutions (dreams). Some of them have already been deferred. This post is a way of encouraging you to revisit those dreams right away. YOU have what it takes to make those dreams come true.


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