All our dreams can came true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. – Les Brown
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens
I have been plagued with reoccurring nightmares for years. The nightmares are rooted in childhood traumas that caused me to develop PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder.
I dream that one of my abusers returns to victimize me again. I try to call for help or to defend myself, but my attempts to stop the abuse fail. The dreams may be slightly different, but the endings were always the same. I become a victim again.
I spent years trying to hide from the trauma. I tried to suppress the memories. However, the past always returned and created havoc in the present.
For the last two years, I have been seeing an excellent therapist. He helped me to be able to talk about what happened and taught me how to overcome my past.
The other night I had that same reoccurring nightmare, but this time it was different. The abuser walked into my house, but I was no longer afraid. I went up to him and told him to get out and never return. I yelled at him and told him I would exposes him to the world. I was going to tell everyone what he had done. I will no longer keep his secret.
Eventually, the abuser left my house. He was angry, but for the first time I saw fear in his eyes. I finally defeated my demon.
It’s a brand new year
Full of hopes, dreams, and fear
What will the future bring
As winter turns to spring
Things will occur, good and bad
I’ll be happy and I’ll be sad
Events will happen
May change my life or be forgotten
I hope the future I want to see
Is the future that will be
I just finished reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. The book is about a young man seeking his personal legend (following his dreams).
While I was reading the book, I spent a good deal of time thinking about my own personal legend.
I enjoy reading, traveling, and seeking out unique adventures. I also enjoy writing about my adventures, my life, and my thoughts on various subjects.
At this point in my life, I am able to do all these things. The best part is I am able to spend more time with Gwen and take her with me on these adventures.
I feel like I am living my own personal legend.
I really enjoyed this book and I give it an A+
Some of the items on my bucket list are:
- Help build a Habitat for Humanity House
- Get a black belt in martial arts
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Visit Area 51
- Spend the night some place haunted
- Drive a race car
- Milk a cow
- Cage dive with sharks
- Drive an 18-wheeler
- Try acupuncture
- Witness a snake handling service
- Learn to scuba dive
What’s on your bucket list? Let me know. Leave a comment below.