Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sometimes dreams need to change
We all have dreams in life, some of us go as far as creating goals around our dreams. Once you convert a dream into a goal and have a plan around achieving it then it grows in importance. It goes from being a 'maybe this will happen' to a 'this is going to happen'.
Many of you have heard my dream that I want us (hubby and I) to take our children to Thailand in January - that's my dream, it's not really a goal because financing it is still a little bit of an issue at this stage, so consequently I haven't put a plan around it.
The reality is that while hubby and I have our holiday leave organised by our employers and it coincides at the same time (which never happens) nothing else about this time is right, including that the time is approaching way too rapidly.
Youngest son has declared that he wants to attend a private school next year. This is no sudden decision, he's been talking about this for a long time. Youngest is an 'A' student, who studies hard and who has the most incredible self motivation. Not for the first time he says that he's bored and that he's not learning anything at highschool (this being his first year at highschool)
Private school costs money, lots of it and yet you can't really put a cost on your child's education can you. So my very vague dream of Thailand in January has just got even vaguer, because my child's needs are so much more important.
Consequently, I have the enrolment forms to fill out tonight and lots of hoops to jump through in a very short space of time to try and get my son into this school to start in the New Year.
My one belief in all of this, which is something that I live by; is that everything happens for a reason. It doesn't mean I sit back and wait for things to happen, I do my part to make things happen where I can - but I do in essence throw it out to the universe.
If we are meant to go to Thailand in January then circumstances will eventuate to make it happen. Same with my son, if he's meant to get into this school, despite all of the indications that enrolments are very limited for his year level next year - then he will.
So, do you throw it out there, or do you have another way of dealing with goals and dreams?
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward achieving it...
Posted by Fiona Biedermann