Reworking our Dreams

By: Kaitlyn

I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams lately. I’ve been asking some of my students what their dreams are and they always respond with something like: “I want to be an actress”; “I want to be a college student”; “I want to be happy.”

Almost every single one of them start with “I want to be_____.” I thought that was really strange until I looked back at what my dreams have always been:

I want to be a journalist. I want to be an actress. I want to be a teacher. I want to be a writer.

Every single one of them is an “I want to be_____” statement.  And they all correlate around a specific occupation too. And I think that’s wrong.

We are all dreaming to be this and to be that. We forget that we already are. We currently are all of these things; we’re just searching for the title. But I say, let’s forget the title!

You want to be a writer? Then write! You want to be a chef? Then bake! You want to be happy? Then smile a little!

We’re always so focused on what we want to be that we forget about how to actively be them and I think that is what really stands in the way of actually fulfilling these dreams. We’re constantly searching for a validation of a title when the only validation we should really be searching for is in ourselves.

So I challenge you to rewrite your dreams. Get rid of the “I want to be _____” statement and start being.

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We're Sarah and Kaitlyn, roommates from Milwaukee who started this blog to promote creativity and life.
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