Beautifully sung by Aerosmith in his iconic Dream On song.
Dreaming is amazing, but don't forget to give yourself credit for where you are and what you've already done. We dream and dream and continuously modify our dreams as things in our lives change. We need to take moments now and again to realize that to our younger selves and older dreams, where we are now would be considered an arrival of sorts. We've already arrived and have been living our dreams of the past. We don't always know or pay enough attention, but we mutate our dreams, adapt them slowly, in a way where we will never reach them because as we get places, we want for more.
It's okay to always strive for more as long as we balance it with moments of recognition to how far we've come and what we've accomplished. To older dreams and younger selves, we are possibly living the dream of years ago. So, we should LIVE it, presently.
This all came at a perfect time because I was having some serious doubts about all of what I'd done and where I was going.
That letter found me at an opportune moment in my life.
So, I ask you to take a good positive look at yourself. Take a moment to reflect and be happy that maybe one little thing you're doing now is something you wished for years before. I also encourage you to write a letter to yourself and seal it up to be found in five years time. I absolutely loved finding that letter and I wasn't even looking for it, in fact, I had completely forgotten of its existence. Once I had smiled and took some joy in what I've done and what I followed through with, I sat down and wrote myself again. I hope to continue it, it really is an eye-opening and almost out-of-body experience. It's strange and kind of hard to describe, but for a small moment you actually feel like you're answering your five-year-younger self. It's weird, go try it.