D R E A M I N G over REALITY blog post
[An old sketch, painted over with #MozArt watercolour pens and uniball gel. Post processing on PhotoEditor #jazminderr_art #thespicetostrive]
What do you dream of?
I'm a forever daydreamer and I would say, while its definitely been a source of comfort, its also been a source of distraction.
I daydream about how things could be if I had the "magic" to be "flawless", to have all the books I could read, to be skilled in the things I wish were easier, to have the THINGS, that would make life easier. I could daydream for hours.
Its futile and a waste of time, time I could spend putting realistic goals into place.
Over the last few months I have been researching things I want to be and do. From having a healthier body, to a sustainable life, to be self sufficient and skilled, to be supermom (one day InshaAllah!) and more.
And while my dreams had me looking far over the mountains into the mystical fantasyworld where I would do things perfectly, these things were well out of reach, I didn't realise that actually I've been making progress. Slow but actual progress.
Now I have cut out certain foods, stopped certain habits that were taking me a step backward, started to learn things instead of just reading for pleasure. There's a lot more. And these things may seem small to me day to day (and to someone else), but if I consider these things properly they are seeds sown for a lifetime.
Thats the danger of my dreams. I was (and am still) fixated on the habit of dreaming, I couldn't appreciate that some of my goals had started to become a reality.
The beginning and the end is what we all look at. But the process us the most important part. Without it how will we ever learn?
And of course all the way I need to trust in Allah/God that nothing will happen without His will.
What is it you dream of? And have you made steps for it to be a reality?