Wednesday, November 18, 2009

And So It Began

November 18, 2009

Don't you just love beginning a new adventure? This blog is mine - my new adventure, that is. The fact that it is my blog is, I really hope, completely obvious.

Let me begin by giving a little background on the title I have chosen. "So Many Dreams" is part of a lyric from the song I remember first capturing my imagination. (Those who know me well will appreciate the significance of the beginning of my love affair with music.) It's from So Many Stars, an old Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66 song. Hey, I meant it when I said it was old. Anyway, this blog will be all about the importance and the power of having a dream or dreams, whatever yours may be.

As for me, right now I have a couple of dreams infusing my love of life: graduating (at loooonng last) from BYU, and completing a YA novel I've been working on for about a year and a half now and maybe finding a publisher for it.

By my way of thinking dreams are what make life worth living. They are the essence of hope, without which this life can become pretty dang tiring, oppressive even, at times.

So. Let's hear it for hope. Let's hear it for dreams.

While we're at it, I would love to hear what yours are. Tell me, for what stars are you reaching? Which ones do you already have in your grasp?