Monday, May 28, 2012

Hopes and Heartbreaks

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
- Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Our local sugar manufacturer, Huletts, prints inspirational messages on their sugar packets. This is one I opened recently, and I've kept it in my purse since because it really resonates with me.

Since most followers of this blog are aspiring writers, I bet you already have hopes of living a rather different life than the one you have now. It probably involves seeing your name on the cover of a beautiful hardback, cashing in substantial royalty cheques and being feted at book signings.

Much as I'd like all the above, my dream is far simpler: to be a stay-at-home writer and full-time mom. It's what keeps me going and without it my heart would break.

I cannot imagine how people stay on the treadmill of traffic, bosses, end-of-the-month financial woes, and the guilt-ridden feeling that your kids deserve more of you than an anxious hour at the beginning and end of every day, without having a dream.

So for today's Inspiration, I'd like to suggest that we share our dreams, and remind ourselves of what we're hoping for and living for.


  1. I just dream of holding my book in my hands, Romy. I cannot imagine how good it feels. Well, I can imagine, but I want to actually do it!
    Dreams are essential. They keep us going.

  2. I have a feeling your dream is going to come true much sooner than later, Romy! :-)

  3. I love this post, Romy. I have the same dream, and without it, the daily grind would be unbearable.

  4. Thanks for the comments Jo, Olivia and Natalie. So nice to know we're not alone in clinging desperately to our dreams!