Stop Dreaming.



I am a bit of a dreamer.

I love thinking about the big picture, the way things could be, should be, or just contemplating what I could accomplish with my life. 

I love to sit with other people and help draw out the latent passions and desires they sometimes have hidden underneath the surface.   I love watching people break free of the life draining routines they have built.  I love watching people find freedom from the scripts they have been handed and begin living out their unique identity.

Dreaming itself isn't a bad thing, but their comes a point in the life of every dream where you have to wake up and get to work.  A time when you get out of bed, put on your shoes (and clothes) and go make the dream happen.

I like dreaming about being a writer better than I like being one.  That is why I write inconsistently,  fiddle around making a new blog template and wait till the right flash of inspiration to write. 

I heard this quote the other day from painter/photographer Chuck Close,


Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.


Ouch.  I always feel like I need inspiration to write or really do anything creative.  What I need to do is "show up and get to work." 

Some of us need to dream about certain areas of our lives.  Others of us need to stop dreaming and start doing. 


Dreamers (me included), let's wake up and get to work!


Music always helps me get moving on a dream,  here is the perfect song for you from Charles Bradley's "No Time For Dreaming"