Those are dreams that have now been turned into blessings. I also have the dream of being a published author of some sort, and that dream is definitely further out just beyond my reach, but maybe, just maybe that could become a reality in the far off future. Who really knows?
But I'm talking about an unimaginable dream, that in all seriousness will never, ever happen, like me going to Broadway.
I know, it's entirely laughable! I can't believe I'm admitting this, but when I'm by myself I sometimes do dance moves (I'm talking all-out jetes, arabesques, pirouettes, and sometimes even the jazz square) and along with that I sing Broadway hits. I know you're probably cringing with embarrassment for me right now, but I also visualize myself on stage gracefully jeteing (if that's even a word) and singing with flawlessness. Hilarious I know, especially since, while I love singing, the only the stage I will ever step foot onto is in the shower. Now, in the shower I achieve fame and success, but then I turn off the water and exit into, well the bathroom of course, where the toilet is really the only thing that has the spotlight.
Growing up I immersed myself in old musicals and Disney movies. When I was in middle school my friends Lindsay, Tara, and I even held rehearsals in our homes of the Broadway musical production "Beauty and the Beast". I laugh thinking back on how serious we were about taking our show to different venues, and all the disagreements we had about who would play the Beast. I also took dance lessons and was always in the school and church choir from 3 years-old to about 16. I don't look back at those years as a waste of time. There is great beauty, creativity, and discipline in being able to take part in the arts of any kind. It gave me a great appreciation and understanding. The Lord used all of that to make me into the person I am today. The kind of girl who knows today that He, Christ, is the greatest Artist and that He is truly the only one worth singing and dancing to; even if it's only across the living room floor or in the shower.