Creating 2015—Day 319 to Day 320: DREAMS FOR 2016

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

Creating 2015—Day 319 to Day 320: DREAMS FOR 2016

I sit at my desk, green tea on one side of my laptop, a small green notepad on the other.  The early morning sun pours in from the window.  A perfect moment.  I capture it with a selfie for this post.  What’s on my mind?  My dreams for 2016!

The small green notepad holds them, a list of nine.  I love lists!  I got that love from my mother.  She’s a major list-maker from as far back as I can remember.  Scribbled at the top is “2016.”  Below it, a list of my top dreams for the year.  Only the first two are technically personal.  The remaining seven are creative work projects, all in various stages—from an idea to films in the can that need to be finished and distributed.  What can I say?  I live for creating shit!

Perfect moment selfie.

Perfect morning moment selfie.

It’s a long list.  Probably too long.  Who am I kidding?  It’s definitely too long.  There are only so many hours in the day and I really love sleep.  But I don’t care.  I don’t care if my dream list is realistic or sheer insanity.  I look at it and my heart bursts with love and excitement.  Everything on it brings a flutter in my gut and a smile to my face.  All nine of them matter deeply to me and each one feels urgent to create.  I don’t know how it will happen or how I’ll get it all done but I’m setting out to do it all nonetheless.

“It’s about letting the universe know what you want and working toward it while letting go of how it comes to pass. Your job is not to try and figure out how it’s going to happen for you but to open the door in your head and when the door opens in real life, just walk through it.” —Jim Carey commencement speech at MUM 2014

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…big dreams for 2016.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.  

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