A dream deferred

A goal that’s not on my Mighty Life list (on the sidebar) is the one I’ve wanted most badly. I couldn’t write it down because I felt foolish voicing it and was afraid of the cynicism it might evoke. And like most treasured wishes, I was afraid if I said it, it wouldn’t come true.
The long and the short of it is that I have been living on a kibbutz in Israel since Monday. It took me 12 years of dreaming and one-and-a-half-years of persuasion and five months of rabid nagging to get here.
I’ve liquidated a big chunk of my savings, and will be celebrating my fifth wedding anniversary and 30th birthday alone here. But there is no better celebration than living your dreams. I am here and this is now.

16 thoughts on “A dream deferred

  1. I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now and I just had to come out and comment on this post!
    This is awesome. I am so happy for you. I feel so inspired now. Thank you!
    You are truly living one of my favourite quotes – “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined” by Henry David Thoreau.
    You are right – your life is NOW.
    Happy 2010. Hope you will post more about yr new experiences. Good luck!

  2. Yay you! On another somewhat random note, have you ever heard of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships? I’m not paid by them or anything, I just thought it sounds like something you might sometime be interested in. They’re entirely funded masters programs (on a whole host of subjects) all over the European Union that give you fabulous opportunities to travel the continent. They’re also not competitive a la the rhodes and suchlike. Again this may have no bearing for you, but in case it does…google it!

      • Oh perfect. I know one or two people on it as well and am supremely jealous of their travels. Looking fwd to reading about Israel and other things

  3. Like WOW!!!!

    Your actually on a kibbutz? For how long? Hope to erad more about this 🙂

    And Wow again for having actually had the guts to go ahead and fulfil one of your dreams!!!

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