All posts tagged: cycle

New Dreams

It’s easy for me to get trapped in thoughts about meaninglessness. When driving in traffic, when grocery shopping, when brushing my teeth. Every day starts to feel the same. When we stop dreaming we lose sight of what makes life beautiful, meaningful, and exciting. I forgot about my ability to dream big dreams. I think this is partly because in the last couple of years, I achieved a few of my long-term goals like getting my bachelor’s degree, becoming a teacher, and surviving my first year of teaching. What happens after you achieve several long-term goals? I also think this happens because it’s easy for me to get stuck in routine, to feel trapped in the sameness of everyday living. This happens when I allow myself to stop dreaming and when I lose sight of what makes life meaningful. So I’ve decided that it’s time to create new long-term goals in both personal growth and the material world. I won’t list here all that I see for myself in the next five years, but I …