Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dream on Dreamer...

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week might be a week of inspirational guest bloggers, as we have Part II to "Love Behind Closed Doors"...written - again - by our very own Serena Wills!

Dream on Dreamer...by Serena Wills.

I wrote this at first as one big story, but decided to split up "Love Behind Closed Doors" and this piece. As I'm learning about where to place my energy in regards to love, the same applies for dreams.

Some people might think a person got it made looking from the outside...but it probably took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get there. It might look easy to some, but it's not. An example is the fact that I've been published 5 times to date and more to come. It looks great as people flip to a page of one of the books I'm in and see my poem and/or story. However, it took a lot of work behind closed doors to get it from my brain...to my laptop...to being published.

I'm learning that I'd rather put a lot of energy, time, money and thought into making my dreams work, getting my writing published, cafe going, business plan for a bed and breakfast, etc. than putting it into a person or thing that doesn't appreciate me and/or the gifts I have.

Watching relationships, and being in a couple that didn't go right, has taught me to be careful about who, what and where I pour energy into and where I just shouldn't make the investment. Investment in this case is personal or financial. This year - 2012 - needs to be a year of focusing on self, my son, dreams and those around me that truly appreciate who I am and will give that energy back to me.

I want people to see I'm working hard for my dreams, and even though it might look nice from the outside, behind closed doors I'm working hard to make it both personally and financially. Unless you want to put in the work from behind the scenes, then don't put on a facade from the outside like it was easy. Also give props to those that helped along the way too.

Some people want to learn...they are hungry and eager! And some...well...they think they know everything, and that to me blocks the learning process. Those are the people that I think "talk to dag gone much."

Ask yourself, are you a person that wants to learn all about your gift, craft, etc. OR are you a know it all? It's hard for people to come to that realization. I encourage each of you to keep learning, watch what and who you put your energy into and reach back to teach someone else. As my boy DMoe says, "Stay Thirsty My Friends"

Serena Wills


Annamaria said...


Stef said...

First Bitches!


Stef said...


A to the Buzzzzz said...

Beautifully written Serena. And as always very inspirational. You motivate me in ways you probably don't even realize. So thank you. And 2012 will have lots of good things for you!

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Serena W. said...

Stef...its all good lol!

Annamaria thank you! I really want people to stop putting energy into the wrong things and people and take that energy and put it back into yourself ;)

I'm not always successful at doing so but day by day I'm learning and putting more energy into me, my son and what really matters.

Jay said...

This was great Serena, and I have no doubts that you will continue to accomplish great things!

DMoe said...


Excellent food for thought, and I couldnt agree more.

I wish to grow in a way that affords me the opportunity to keep learning for knowledge's sake. But what I also want is to learn to purge my existence of emotional investments on people and things not worthy of the time and energy.

I have a ways to go on that drive, but your words are high octane fuel. I'm inspired by this, and thanks for the mention!


Stef said...

Its hard to let go and stop holding on to people who don't appreciate you when you love them, and you spend so much time trying to convince them to validate you. It's just not worth it.

Serena W. said...

I'm glad my blog can be the fuel to your fire DMoe ;)

Stef its not easy, I'm with you in regards to loving people and trying to get them to see. But what I have learned and have to put into practice more often is that they have to see for them selves!

The journey isn't easy. But we can make it. Just look at the motivation on this blog alone! Its tough love but some people this year will get left behind. Period.

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