Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Five: Hopes, Visions, and Dreams

Wow this is my first ever Friday 5.....and I hope you'll like it...

My house has been full of young people all week, young people who have just left school, young people with an eye on the future. Their laughter energy, and hope are infectious, so with that in mind- this Friday 5 is about hopes, visions and dreams; by Sally at RGBP

1. Think back to the time you left High School, what were your hopes visions and dreams for your life/ for the world?

I don't really remember what I was dreaming when I left high school, but my oldest and fondest childhood dream was to be a great ballet dancer. Shoulda realized that that was gonna be out when I had to special order my shoes 'cuz my feet were too big. Oh, and I have all the grace of a charging rhino.

2. Have those hopes visions and dreams changed a lot, or are some of them still alive and kicking? (share one if you can)

Hmm, I think that dreams change as circumstances change, and certainly things have changed since high school. I don't really remember having anything but childish dreams (cute boyfriend, new car, better wardrobe, etc.) Now I'm happy to be a mom, drive a car with enough room for kid and kid stuff, clothes that don't wrinkle or stain easily, and having the AC work this summer.
3. Hebrews 11:1 " Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. " Comforting, challenging or frustrating?

Some of each. I have felt each of those at times with this idea. Course, I don't think the author of Hebrews was thinking of the kind of hopes that most high schoolers are hoping- like no zits on prom day and that mom and dad won't find out about that night you snuck out. That doesn't seem to have much to do with faith.

4. If resources were unlimited, and you had free reign to pursue a vision what would it be?

I desperately want some art training. Painting and pottery are my top two picks. I have dabbled in watercolor, oils and some slab pottery. At this point I just don't have room, time, or money to really work on any projects.

5. Finally with summer upon us- and not to make this too heavy- share your dream holiday....where, when and who with...

We're going up to Canada for a week with my family. My grandmother, Marm, as we call her, has a lake 'cottage' (cottage is in quotes because it's a 6 bedroom, two story, 4-season home that only gets used in summer) that we will all descend upon in mid-July. We'll canoe, hear loons call, catch frogs, go visit Marm's sister on the other side of the lake in their 'cottage,' and generally be lazy. It's on a beautiful lake in Ontario full of little rocky outcroppings and islands, smartly named Stoney Lake. Our family has been vacationing there since my dad was a kid. I took sailing lessons there... sorry, I'm reminiscing here. Lots and lots of fond memories. I love it there, so it's a dream come true for sure.
I would also love to take my mom and sister to Italy, where I spent three weeks during a spring term course in college and show them the places there I fell in love with. Also, I miss our trips to the Outer Banks that we did with P's family and some family friends a couple of times.

So take some time out re-visit you hope and visions...


Lorna said...

Love your reminising of Ontario lakes , sailing and swimming. That' the best of summer

and yeah we've visiting a cottage country cottage that was huge ... luxury!

mompriest said...

I have taken both painting and pottery classes (both before kids)...I highly recommend them. Pottery is, for obvious reasons, more messy. And if you are throwing on a potters wheel it requires more equipment (wheelm kiln, etc)....but you can always have access to those where ever you lesson. Some day I'd love to go back to pottery...painting is great too. I think all you really need is a room where you can leave things set up and then paint a little here and there...sigh...I ramble...good play...