There is a new TV show that I found online while looking for a lazy Thursday-night-in. Its called Smash. Now, I don't want to promote this show, because I've only seen the first two episodes of it, but from what I've seen, I really love it. It's hopeful and heartbreaking at the same time. It is "real life"...but it's TV. It feels like a fresh, new show that I've always wanted to watch.
The song of the day comes from a song I saw on this show (although, I think it's been around for a while) called "Crazy Dreams". I love that we are allowed to dream...even if those dreams are so unobtainable, we can still dream them. My dream job would be a dancer on a cruise ship. I could listen to beautiful music, by in sync with perfect bodies, entertain thousands, all while traveling the world, soaking in the sun, and exploring far off beaches. Now, granted, I know someone who was a dancer on a cruise line, and trust me, that was probably her dream at some point in time too, but real life isn't exactly like that. There are hours and hours of rehearsal in the belly of the ship, there are sprained ankles that get you fired from 6-long-contracts, and there is sea sickness. However, it sounds like a nice dream. Am I ever going to have that profession? No. I am going to be a teacher for kids who probably won't even be able to count to 15 by the time they are twenty years old. I will sit indoors wishing I could go out into the sun, yet always getting out of school in just enough time to see the sunset (except for the spring and summer times). It will be hard, and tedious, and I will not have "nights and weekends free" like so many others I know that will. But, don't get me wrong- this is also my dream. I want to touch people's lives on a very personal basis. Yes, entertainment is...well, entertaining. Its fun and it gives you a good laugh, or draws a few tears, but you leave the theater and return to your normal life. The only thing the theater has ever given me once I've left it is a burning desire to be up on stage with them. I have taken tap dance classes, and voice lessons, and piano lessons, and even have had the chance of being in two musical theater productions (granted, one was my high school's end of the year production my senior year, and the other was with the same director but through a community theater venue, but they were still stages, they were still dreams come true).
All this to say, it is important that you chase after your dream. If you have one, and it seeps through your to heart like red food coloring permitting a glass of water, then please, chase your dream. Because, hey, even crazy dreams come true.