Monday, October 29, 2007

Big Dreams - A Meme

Bunny hopped over and tagged me for a meme about dreams. I started working on it on Friday, but got sidetracked over the weekend. Now here it is.

'Write five things you want to be when you grow up. Big dreams that seem like folly, but in your heart of hearts are very real and dear to you. Things that maybe you have forgotten about in the ebb and flow and toil of the everyday, but that never really leave your soul. What you would do if anything was possible?'

1. Go back to school.
I’m stealing this a bit from Bunny but with differences in what I would study. I love math. I’m a math fanatic. I would love to go back to college and work my way back through all the math that I’ve forgotten along the way and then move beyond where I’ve been before. I would also like to pursue a law degree, in addition to studying psychology, theology, philosophy, and while I’m at it why not study up and get an MBA to go along with the BS and MS I already have.

2. Open my own restaurant and/or catering company.
This is a long standing dream of mine. I want to own a restaurant that makes excellent low fat down home comfort food for vegetarians. Okay, yes it’s a bit of a narrow niche, but when you dream you might as well tailor those dreams to fit yourself.

3. Start my own church.
Why start my own church? Because I think mainline Christianity has gotten a bit far afield on certain issues. Because I can’t find a conservative church liberal enough for me or a liberal church conservative enough for me. I’m an odd eclectic mix of Christian beliefs, but then again Jesus was considered a bit radical in his time (and no, I am most certainly not trying to compare myself to Him but just trying to follow his example to the best of my ability).

4. Save enough money to retire at age 55.
This is the big dream I'm closest to actually making reality. I’ve run into a few detours on my way to achieving this one, but it may still be possible if I don’t do something stupid between now and then. Once I retire I want to spend time working on my house getting it fixed up how I would like it to be. I would also like to travel some and stalk follow the Illini basketball team to tournaments and such.

5. Run a small bed and breakfast.
I have seen close up what it takes to run a B&B, and let me tell you it is hard work, very hard work to do it right. I’m not too sure I’d be up to the task, but there are certain aspects I would love like making creative and delicious breakfasts each morning for the guests. I would love meeting people from all over the country, and the world, who might come and visit my little corner of the earth. I would love telling guests about the local sites and out of the way places and then hearing at the end of the day how it went. I would love baking fresh cookies each afternoon to have available for tea time. I would love decorating the B&B according to the season. So if I could do all the parts that I would love and let someone else handle the rest of it (and why not? It is my fantasy after all) then I would absolutely love to run a B&B.

Now, I am to tag five more to the task. Hmm, well certainly everyone must have dreams. So whose would I love to read?

Silent Male
Fiona (if she can find the time, and I completely understand if there isn’t time enough in the day)
Unspoken Drama

Not that I wouldn’t love to read others too, but these were the ones I thought of first. Feel free to steal this meme if I didn't tag you, and let me know in the comments that you've done it so I can come read!


Serenity said...

Consider it done, my dear. and thanks for tagging me, I needed a good meme, it's been a while.

freebird said...

Hey, TS, come over to my place - it might cheer you up!
And it might make you see just why I would love to retire at 55 too!

Trueself said...

Serenity - Thank you, it is nice to tag someone that considers it not to be a burden.

FB - You little sneak you! Well, if I decide to follow that particular dream I'll hire you as a consultant to help me get started! Fancy a trip to the States in the future?

Cat said...

sweet I could actually use a post idea today...

freebird said...

Errrrr, YES!
Wanna buy a you-know-what? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey, I know I am tagged, and I promise I am working on the post for it. Just so busy lately and trying to write quick posts.

Trueself said...

Cat - Thanks for taking up the call.

FB - Well. . . I might, but I'm not sure I'm ready to move across the big pond. ;-)

SM - I totally understand. This one takes a bit of thought.