Out of Dreams…

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Out of dreams can come amazing ideas. I dream a lot. I remember a lot of what I dream. I’ve often been mad at myself for not writing things down from dreams I’ve had because sometimes I forget some specifics, like song lyrics I made up in a dream that were pretty dang good! Maybe if I had written them down and/or recorded myself singing them, I’d realize that they weren’t all that good, but for a moment I was a serious superstar.

Anyway, as you may be able to tell, I love to write. I have always loved to write. When I was young, I loved to write in journals/diaries and I went through a phase where I was really into writing short stories. I came across some of them a few years ago when we were getting ready to move. Although they were pretty juvenile due to having been written as a pre-teen or young teen, they were still pretty decent and I found myself kind of impressed with the depth of some of the things I wrote. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m some amazing writer or something, but it really just was something I enjoyed.

That brings me to now. Friday morning, after my husband and kids left for school and work, I decided to lie back down for a bit. It was the first week of school, all of the sports/band schedules had started up and I had babysat a couple of days too and getting up super early all week had just pretty much kicked my butt. Seemed like a good excuse to go back to bed for a bit.

I ended up falling asleep and having one of the most vivid and detailed dreams I have had in a really long time. It was so intense and real feeling. I was me, but much younger, the place I was in was unfamiliar and the people I was surrounded by weren’t anyone that I know in real life. There was so much mystery around what was happening in my dream and what I was experiencing. I woke up and just kept thinking about it. I got up and threw in a load of laundry and ran the dishwasher and all I could think about was this dream. So, I decided I was going to write it down. As I was writing it down, I decided that it was a story that I would love to read as a book or that could totally be a movie that I would be interested in seeing. I love suspense-thriller type books and movies and it fit into that genre perfectly.

I decided that with my love for writing and just how I can’t seem to stop thinking of this dream, I am going to do something with it. I started writing it out and adding some different things to it and I’m loving the creativity I’m feeling. So, I’m thinking I’m really going to work at this in my spare time and make a little short story out of it. I’m excited about it. I haven’t felt creatively excited in quite a while, so I’m really into this.

I can’t wait to share my dream/story with you when I’m finished. I’m not sure how long it will take me to finalize it, especially since I’ve really just begun, but I’m so excited about it that I just wanted to share that it’s happening. There is just something so refreshing and thrilling about getting a creative idea and actually executing it. I hope that I will execute my vision as well as I’m imagining.

What about you? Do you have anything you’re feeling passionate about creating right now? Anything you’ve created lately? I love to see how different people are in their ideas and how unique our creativity is. Just another reminder of how unique God created each of us to be.

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