Wednesday, October 3, 2012


So, I’m back! I’ve been away from the blog for a while, busy writing my new suspense novel entitled  Close Your Eyes (one that I hope will send you under your bed in fear!).  

My blog ideas are bursting at the seams, so I had to get started…today! But why today, a regular Wednesday in the middle of the week? It all started in the pouring rain, with me under a tiny pink umbrella imprinted with pictures of lipsticks and high heels. I watched my son’s middle school soccer team fight their hardest yesterday through the wet, mud and thick air.  Despite the outside conditions, these kids slid, kicked, and head butted their way down the field, again and again, their eyes on the goal. They put it all into the game, and it showed. 

Watching that spirit and drive, it made me think about all of us and how we pursue our dreams. Whether we’re seeking publication for a new book, going after the promotion in the office, or going back to school for a degree, we have our eye on the prize.

We know the goal is at the other end of the field. That’s a fact. But how are we going to get there? If our dream is ignited deep down inside of us, we’ll find a way. If we have to maneuver the ball a different direction, set up our players in new positions, whatever it may be, we’ll try it. Like these middle school kids, we’re driven by the fire in our bellies. For you, it may not be on the soccer field or writing a novel and hoping it sells, but it may be something that you’ve thought about your entire life, but have been too hesitant to share with anyone. Right now, at this very second, put that dream in your head.

See it.

Imagine yourself living it.

Whatever it is, find a way every day to work toward it. Even if it’s just five minutes to put your mind on it, acknowledge it, know that it exists.

We never know what’s going to be around the corner, so we have to follow our dreams now. Not tomorrow, or next week. But now. Figure out your game plan, and head down that field!

"All our dreams can come true, if you have 
the courage to pursue them."  
--Walt Disney


joannaaslinn said...

So glad to have you back, Christine. I can just see you under that pink umbrella, too, lol. Thanks for an inspiring post, one I'm in need of these days! said...

How on EARTH did I miss this blog post? You are so inspiring, Christine. Whatever it takes, keep your eyes on your goals. So glad that you're BACK!!!! :)

Christine Clemetson said...

Thanks Joanna. Your blogs are so inspiring to me! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

Christine Clemetson said...

LOL RA! How on Earth? Thank you !! :))))

Joanna Aislinn said...

Always a pleasure, friend!