Not gonna lie. For the longest time I thought Peter Pan was real. In fact, I used to crawl out my bedroom window in the middle of the night and listen to the soundtrack from the Peter Pan movie (2003 version) and search the stars for the Second Star to the Right. I was a really weird kid with an unhealthy obsession with a boy who never grew up.
The thing is, my head is caught up in dreams. One of my favorite quotes from the movie is when Mrs. Darling says to her children,
There are many different kinds of bravery. There’s the bravery of thinking of others before one’s self. Now, your father has never brandished a sword nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams.
‘Where did he put them?’
He put them in a drawer. And sometimes, late at night, we take them out and admire them. But it gets harder and harder to close the drawer. He does. And that is why he is brave.
It might be brave, but that is not what I want to do with my dreams. I do not want to stuff them in a drawer, locked tight and far away. I want to do everything I can to make my dreams a reality. This quote helps me regain my focus and pick up my computer and start writing again.
I have many dreams. Some more outlandish than others, but the one dream I’ve had for the longest time is to publish a novel. One day I will publish a novel. I finally have the time and the resources to put that dream to action – it just takes a lot of hard work.
My WriteVenture is to make my dreams come true. What’s yours?