Friday, June 19, 2009
Summer of Dreams
Whew. It has been a deep week for me. I'm glad you all enjoyed Antonio's "guest spot" on Wednesday. I've been a big fan of his since Desperado.
It is Friday!! One of my good blogging friends shared with me that she is going to start working on her dream career. I was so happy to hear that. It made my day.
What about all of you? Are your working on your dream? I know there is a recession. I know life can be challenging. Seriously, I do! As mom told me the other week: This is your life, Shell. You know what? This is your life, too! Yes, you reading this. The Summer Soltice ushers in Summer on June 21st. Remember as kids how we have an endless Summer of fun. Make this the Summer of your Dreams. Every day play on your dream.
In the past months, I've stepped up my daily acting practice. I practice my monologues and sonnets. I do my warm ups for my voice and stretches for my body. Write more on my one woman show. I started this to feel connected to my acting and my creativity; also, to help me deal with my grief over my friend's passing.
This Summer play and do with your dream. Take time daily to do one small thing on your dream. It could be 5-10 minutes a day. I like starting small because what happens, you start building an inner rhythm for yourself. When you miss a day, you feel it instantly. Sure enough the next day you are back to your dream play.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step says the philosopher Lao-Tzu. This summer take one small step. If you are already playing on your dream, keep going. Increase the time you spend on it. Look for someone else doing their dreams as your support system. When I feel down, I turn to my friends who give me great energy and love. Don't forget to keep yourself self-motivated with books, podcasts, seminars, music, films, etc.
If you get stuck, send me an e-mail. I'll get your fired up again. Make this a Summer to Dream and Do!!