In Between Dreams: Learning to Live the Present Moment as a Dreamer — A Guest Post at Windrose Magazine
A few weeks ago, I scribbled a prayer into the margin of a book on writing, praying for eyes to see words & scenes as elements that move the stories I have to tell. It led to an instagram caption on some dreams I’ve had, old & new, and how simply having them leads to living more present where there might not be as many dreams, but there is life to be lived anyway.
I ended up expanding this idea into a blog post for a friend & her blog Windrose, a blog dedicated to figuring out your 20s.
Here’s a snippet:
I had one dream most of my twenties: move to India.
Other plans fell under that: learn Hindi, come back to seminary after a two-year term, marry, go back. That was it. Just one foundational dream—and I was working damn hard to make sure it came true.
Spoiler alert: it didn’t come true.
At least not how I planned.
That dream shattered almost as soon as it came true, when the landing gear skidded onto the tarmac in New Delhi, India, in late October 2015.
Give Ally my love as you do, and let me know what speaks to you from it!