Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inspiration through the act of eavesdropping


Today I came across a note I'd made in my phone from back in March. It was from when I was in Texas visiting my step dad at the hospital. I was sitting in the waiting room, twiddling my thumbs and there were these three older ladies chatting while they waited for the bathroom. I don't remember the topic at hand or why one of them said this, but I hurriedly quoted her in my phone after she said these insightful words:

"There are two types of dreamers: the ones who wait for dreams to come true, and the ones who make dreams come true." 
Nov. 2010 - I found these old photos and thought they seemed appropriate
I've heard almost-similar versions of this quote, so I have no idea who originally said it. I was just compelled to store it in my notepad for down-the-line viewing and self reflecting, and it happened that I saw it tonight and felt like sharing it with y'all. 
I wish I could say that I was a thousand percent more of a dream maker, but the truth is I am a bit of both. I am a dreamer and wishful thinker, an "if it happens, then it'll happen" kinda human, but I'm also extremely aggressive and hardworking for what I want out of my life. And hey, it's been a good balance for me thus far. However, I like the quote because it reminds me to be the maker when I've caught myself twiddling my thumbs, wishing and waiting, longer than one should. 
Can any of you say that you're total dream makers? Or are any of y'all halfies like me?

20 comments:

  1. This is a great quote! I think it's also about how some people help other people's dreams come true. Haha and I sometimes write things down on my phone before I forget them too :)

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    1. I think you could be right :) Omg I write so much crap (well, not all crap) into my phone all the time. There were so many random notes in there when I found this one! :)

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  2. I think I'm much more of a dreamer than a maker. I should be more of a maker, however. The dreaming I cling on to, because it's so much better than real life.

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    1. That last line you said....yeah, sometimes that's the case for me, but I could see how it's almost always the case for some. It makes sense though. ♥

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  3. Im totally a halfy although I feel like moving to the burbs has kind of diminished the drive I had in NY so I am trying to be more of a maker now so really I am like a 70/30. Wow that was a really long run in sentence.

    PS I was totally gonna put the caption "I seem to be having a case of the vapors" under that last photo in my post but I thought no one would get it but then I saw your comment and it cemented my belief that we should be besties :)

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    1. Haha! 70/30 - I love it.
      Ahh, I'm glad you got my semi-joke-reference! Yup, we'd be hardcore besties. I know it :D

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  4. Such a good quote. I am definitely a halfy like you. I need to work on making more dreams come true though.

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    1. I mean, like I said, I am aggressive for what I want and I do work hard, but that doesn't necessarily mean that when I do I'm "working at my dreams," cause I'm not. So yeah, I should be working more on these dreams, too. Is it bad if sometimes I'm content with the way my life is and don't really feel like working extra hard at something sometimes? ;)

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  5. I get so split on this kind of thing. I'm definitely a huge dreamer and maybe a little too ambitious, and I'm also a doer and have a hard time sitting still.

    I don't know if you're spiritual at all but I have this constant struggle with letting go of trying to have control of things. As a Christian I'm supposed to let God have the reigns but still be active and thoughtful towards my actions. Like I said, constant struggle with me.

    My problem is I want to be doing all of these great things but I'm not convinced that I'm supposed to (yet). Right now I think I'm supposed to be sitting back and building up a stronger foundation and that's really really hard for me. Oh, life!

    Great post Roni!

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    1. As far as the spiritual thing, yes, I know exactly what you're talking about. That's a huge part of the reason why I just "sit and wait". I figure, it's in God's hands so I'm good with just seeing how __ turns out. I definitely am the same way in that aspect. Your last little paragraph is right on the money for how I feel/am, too. I guess that's why at this stage in my life, I'm just taking baby steps. I'm in no real rush.
      Thanks for the super thoughtful comment, Melanie!

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  6. I am a big time dreamer but I have worked towards making some dreams come true so I'm a halfie! You're right these pics were perfect for this post! Love them!

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    1. Yay for all the halfies! And thanks. I ran across these two images and was like, "Whoa perfection!" haha

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  7. I'm definitely a dreamer who just waits for things to happen. I guess I'm not brave enough to totally follow my dreams incase I mess up, and the thought of being stable but not living my dream is better than trying to live it but eventually messing up.

    I wish I could hear people say inspiring things out in public though, I don't think I've ever heard people say anything remotely insightful like that recently, haha. xx

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    1. There's nothing wrong with strictly being a dreamer, I think. It doesn't at all mean "lazy". I actually now think I'm more like a 60/40 instead of 50/50, haha.
      And yeah, this was one of the few times I've heard something truly insightful. Usually I just hear alot of nonsense. lol

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  8. I love that quote up there! While I do believe that what's meant to be, will be... that doesn't mean I can't force fate's hand a little bit by gasping at the dreams I want! Lovely post hun! xo, Megs

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    1. Ah, that's why I love you, Flowers. haha

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