Monday, December 20, 2010

Lemons, Planning and Dreams

You know that good old saying . . .
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Well, I have been thinking about that a lot, and it has got me thinking. Lemons and lemonade I am very familiar with. If I was given a lemon, I would know just what to do with it, add some sugar, some water and tada . . . you got yourself some pretty dang good juice.

But what happens when you get something you are unfamiliar with and it just doesn't seem like anything good can come from it?
What if you just don't have the right stuff to make something great out of it?
What if you just don't have the stregthen to put in the extra effort to make it something worth while?

I am a dreamer. My mind often wonders to places of what it could be like, or what I'd do if. But even as a dreamer, I have a good sense of reality. I know that a dream can only be a dream unless you do something about it. You need to have a plan with set steps of how to make your dream become a reality, and then your dream is no longer a dream, but a goal. And since I am both a dreamer and a realist, I therefore am a planner.

I love to plan, organize and create spread sheets. I am a nicer person when there is order around me. Just tonight, Jon said to me, "Tomorrow you'll be a happy girl cause the house is clean and you'll have nothing to worry about." He is a funny guy, if only my worries laid within a clean house. I can always find a way to add more organization and planning to my life.

So, I bet at this point you are starting to wonder where I am going with all this. Lemons, planning and a choatic blogging. Well, let just get to the point already Caitlin!!

For the past several years or so, I have been trying to make my dream a goal, but I just don't know how. It is so frustrating because I love to goal set and plan. But life just has given me some sort of mind-bloggling ingredient to work with, and it seems that no matter how many times I sit down trying to finally figure it out, I come up with nothing. Zip. Nada. Zlich.

It seems that I really don't have the right tools or right ingredients to mix with what life has dealt me, or prehaps I just am looking at it all the wrong way. After making list, after list, after list of how to approach my dream, I just keep on coming up short on how to make it a goal. As a planner, this is the ULTIMATE FRUSTRATION!!!

So, instead, I just keep telling myself that it is what it is, and I'm just doing my best. Prehaps one day, my dreams will come true, just like Cinderella. Maybe I just need some friendly mice to help me along.