My aerial life began with a dream and a dream only. If you haven’t heard my aerial origin story yet, here it comes! I saw a woman perform on silks in a circus when my kids were pretty much toddlers, so 13-14 years ago. I was in love instantly and said to myself that I had no idea where or how it would happen, but someday I would learn how to do that!
Now, I have no athletic background, I was never a member of any sports team in my youth nor had I ever taken a dance class. When we had to run the mile in school for the first time – I was 10 years old – my clocked time was 12:12! I WAS in gymnastics in kindergarten but quit after my first year because I was afraid to attempt cartwheels the next year (yep, 100% serious).
This year has been a challenge for sure! Making plans is almost impossible because you don’t know what the world is going to look like tomorrow let alone a week from now or a month, etc. That definitely makes planning and dreaming hard or even feel like it’s no longer a possibility.
What I’m trying to tell you is that it’s ok to dream about the things that you want to do even if you don’t have the ability to make solid plans for how they are going to be accomplished. Even if those dreams feel like a wish made on dandelion fluff. I’m not saying that you won’t have to take steps toward those dreams OR that you won’t have to work to achieve them, but sometimes we aren’t sure what the steps are that we need to take or the timing just isn’t right in our life right now. Those are real things. The phrase “be careful what you wish for” also pops into my head here, but not so much as a warning, more like when you dream of something it sometimes comes into your reality in a different way than you expected and that can be amazing too! I just wanted to learn how to make those cool shapes in the fabric – that turned into so many other things that I wouldn’t have known to even dream or wish for!!
DREAM . . . . WISH . . . . .take a deep breath and BLOW on that fluff!! Put those dreams out into the world in whatever way makes you happy ~ you never know what they might bring you!