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Buried Dreams

I believe the last time I shared this piece that I wrote with anyone was last year around this time. I made a bunch of copies for a class full of kids I was invited to speak with in their Creative Writing class. I hope you find it inspiring too…

Buried Dreams

 

You may have heard something to the effect of “The graveyard is full of unrealized goals, unlived dreams and untapped-into potential”. In other words, it simply means that many people have died having not lived their lives to their absolute, fullest potential. By the same token, I’m sure that some people tried to live their dream and worked really hard at it, but unfortunately, for some reason or the other didn’t see it materialize.

Achieving great things by use of our gifts and talents oftentimes do not come easily. People who have become majorly successful in life will probably tell you that it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears, serious thoughts of wanting to give up, and episodes of utter hopelessness after seeing no way that things can possibly work out in their favor. Yet, they are now living those dreams and finally able to exhale. You may wonder what it took; how they made it and the simple answer to that is: Indomitable Persistence. Persistence in the face of difficulty; persistence in the face of opposition & ridicule; persistence in the face of hopelessness & despair; drying the tears, dusting themselves off and getting back up — and repeating that scenario over and over again.

The road to realizing your dream is not an easy one to travel. It is a terribly rough surface filled with unbelievably huge potholes that require a great test of your fortitude and faith to get across. You must be able to envision that beautiful, smoothly paved road on the other side although it is nowhere in sight. The bottom line is the desire to achieve your dream must be far beyond the comprehension of others; it must be glued to and ingrained in every fiber of your being. Otherwise, when the road gets rough (and it will) you will throw in the towel and put it aside – probably forever – and those goals, dreams & aspirations will join the millions of others in the graveyard. If it’s not difficult enough to test every bit of determination in your soul, then it’s not truly your dream, your goal, your aspiration. I believe we can all achieve whatever level of success appointed to us; many times we get so discouraged and give up just before the breakthrough. If only we can see how close we really are.

 – Tanya R. Taylor

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Mira and Wade head out to explore a large, abandoned house in a wooded area near their home. They are unaware that their innocent adventure would open up the bowels of history in a most uncanny way.

Soon after, an uninvited guest invades their personal space. Unsure of what to do, Mira turns to the one source that is bound to have all the answers–a rather unlikely source. Drawn into the life of one cut short by jealousy, thirteen-year-old Mira doesn’t realize that her willingness to help a mere stranger would result in a new beginning for her own family. Among the pages of ‘Cornelius’ is a love story so powerful and intriguing that will tug at the heart of anyone in a marriage/relationship that finds himself at a crossroads.

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Today’s Wisdom Key

Regardless of what they really are or their reason for being, it is always best to view problems as an opportunity for growth and to find the lessons in them to be learned – however painful those situations may be.

Real Illusions II – REBIRTH

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Review by:  Optimistic  on Jan. 11, 2015
EXTREMELY INTERESTING BOOK!
“I had borrowed this book from a friend before I went and purchased my own copy and I just had to write this review. I love how the author combined the two stories: That was fantastic. The book was detailed and the characters well developed. Real Illusions was really captivating and keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. This is obviously a real author with real talent and I can’t wait for Real Illusions 2! I would urge the author to see how fast she can publish the next one because this novel/series is a winner.”

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Excerpt: ‘REAL ILLUSIONS’

Her eyes veered over to the door of the room she had slept in for months. Rising from the floor and feeling sicker by the moment, Solange walked over to the door. She pushed it all the way open and just stood there appraising the room. She now seriously wondered why it was decorated the way it was: The blue wall paint, the childish paintings and twin beds. It had to have been the children’s room. Only, Greg never said that he had children.

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5 stars
An unusual and gripping story
By  Mags   on December 14, 2014
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“Rarely have I read such a unique story. The characters were realistic, the descriptions and prose excellent and the sequence of this unusual and original story was easy to follow. I cannot wait for the next one. This novel warrants more than 5 stars.”

5 stars
Beautifully Written!!
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“One of the best suspense thrillers I have ever read!!!! You are not going to want to put it down. Beautifully written! Definitely a must read.”
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