I have many dreams. Goals. Hopes. Visions. Plans for the future. Whatever you want to call them. Here’s a smattering: hike the Appalachian Trail; go to Burning Man; write a book; learn to play the drums; brew my own beer/wine; grow mushrooms; have chickens in the city; bike the Mississippi River trail; never own a car; build beautiful spaces in the city.
I have made countless lists of my dreams, to-do lists of life plans, but occasionally (actually often, if I’m truly honest) these dreams go by the wayside in favor of the demands of day to day, week to week existence.
But I don’t want to give up on my dreams, silly as some of them may be, and I don’t want to one day stop making big plans because I rarely followed up on any of the earlier ones. And I’m betting many of you, dear friends, have similar dreams that you might need some reminding about once in a while. So I propose a Dreams Accountability Group, a loosely knit association of individuals filled with ideas and dreams that will hold each other accountable to where those plans are at. At its most basic I envision merely asking each other how things are, where the planning/action is at. And on a deeper, more distant level, maybe even joining each other on the journey to realizing some of our dreams.
Somewhat cheesy? Yes. But the alternative is much more distressing- a future life without extravagant plans and impossible dreams.
Are you interested in joining my Dreams Accountability Collaborative? Let me know here!