2016: Rebirth & Keeping Dreams Alive

I can’t believe it’s 2016. And even though 2015 was one of the most exciting years of my life — full of very special moments, lots of travel and moving to a new home — I couldn’t be happier that it’s a new year. After all, enough already! Good times are great, but even those can cause stress.

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”               ― Anaïs Nin

And I haven’t even mentioned the years before 2015. Let’s just say… I’ve moved 5 times and 10,000 miles in the last 5 years and I welcome some peace and quiet this new year, and maybe, just maybe, an opportunity to complete a novel that I began four years ago. (Fingers crossed.)

After working on the aforementioned novel religiously for 2 years, I took a break — mostly due to life circumstances and a change in living arrangements, compounded with new work commitments. Well, that was the physical part of the break. But on another level entirely, I guess I broke that golden rule of keeping ones dreams to oneself.

My Mom used to always tell us, “Be careful who you share your dreams with — when you allow someone into your precious world, you can become susceptible to their opinions.” And the other side of that is that if there is even an inkling of doubt about a dream, sharing it with the wrong (aka doubtful/pessimistic/not on the same page) person, it can vanish faster than a blink. —For more, hop over to my site www.EllieLewis.com

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