Friday, April 2, 2010
I have an awesome neighbor. She is the one who always watches Chloe when I race and Doug isn't home. She is like a Grandmother to Chloe and boy does Chloe adore her. Anyway none of that is really my point. A few days ago I was outside playing with Chloe and she came over. She said she really enjoyed my Blog and she said "Tara what is your dream." This question somehow completely threw me off. I know what my long term and short term goals are but what are my dreams? Are dreams the same as goals? Somehow for me goals are things if I work hard enough I can attain, dreams may or may not be attainable. It is sort of like saying all squares are quadrilaterals but not all quadrilaterals are squares. In that analogy squares are dreams and quadrilaterals are goals. So again what are my Squares (dreams)? I know what they are in my personal life but in my running life I am not sure. Is that nuts or what? I have a ton of quadrilaterals but few if any are what I would define as four equal sided figures with 90 degree angles. I think I might have to chew on this one for a while but, in the mean time I am interested in what your dreams are. Let me have it. I think I list my goals often here so you all know where I am headed and what I want to achieve so I won't rename them. Is it possible I can't define my dreams because if I put them out there or even allow myself to think of them as dreams then they will become goals and then I will have to go after them and achieve them or fail trying?