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Living My Dream #FridayReflections

I have the most vivid dreams and what’s more I tend to remember them for at least 2 – 3 hours after I wake up. My husband finds them very entertaining and urges me to write them down. I haven’t really tried that yet. One of my recent dreams involved me running a book store and this brought to mind this post I had written a very long while ago. I’m republishing it today.

I am living my dream.

For as long as I can remember, my dream consisted of Words.
Collecting them.
Reading them.
Writing them.
Speaking them.
And why, yes, even selling them.
I dreamt of owning my own book store.
I dreamt of having countless books to read.
I dreamt of speaking before large audiences.
I dreamt of writing and publishing my words.
I don’t own the book store.
But all the other dreams around Words have come true.
Words have come to be a part of my reality today.

I am living my dream.


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Everyday Gyaan

1. Are you messy or neat? What about your family/people you share your house with? Does it work well?
2.Write something inspired by a recent dream you had
3. Write about the sounds of silence
4. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson. Use this quote to inspire your post or within it
5. Picture prompt (via Everyday Gyaan)



  1. Corinne, Maybe your dream is telling you something! Of course, with your blog, you’re also a collector and provider of wonderful thought — which is the same as a book store! Still, you never know…

  2. Ness Ness May 21, 2017

    So glad you are living your dream! And maybe the book shop will happen too, one day.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 22, 2017

      Really? I had no idea that many people dream of this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dashy Dashy May 19, 2017

    Wow…how wonderful to have such a dream, and your dream is also one most of us here can relate to. Great going! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. sanchwrites sanchwrites May 19, 2017

    Such a privilege and joy to be able to live your dreams! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. BellyBytes BellyBytes May 19, 2017

    I may not be living my dream but I’m living a dream life. And I have very very vivid dreams and my family and friends make fun of me when I start the conversation with ” You know what I dreamt last night?” so I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one dreaming and talking about dreams.
    Yes, my dreams are vivid too and I also remember them for a bit. But once I describe it I completely forget….

  6. Lux Lux May 19, 2017

    Not all of us can say that we are living our dreams. But if you are, good job! Congrats!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Shalzmojo Shalzmojo May 19, 2017

    More power to your dreams Corinne. I loved the way you have penned down the poem – brilliant!!!

  8. Few of us live our dreams exactly as dreamed. For me, I never dreamed that my dreams of writing would play out through blogging. Isn’t life strange?

  9. Suzy Suzy October 10, 2012

    Great topic Corinne and glad that you are living your dream. Loved your post and how you brought the words together.
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  10. Jeevan Jacob John Jeevan Jacob John October 9, 2012

    I love my current life, but it’s not my dream (I have a lot to go in life, I guess that’s how it is, especially since I am just starting with my life).

    I am thankful to God for my current life (but I am not very happy about it, since I know that there are lot of people out there who can’t afford basic necessities such as food or shelter and I know I can do a lot to change those situation – to help people. That’s my dream :D).

    Thanks for the inspirational and thoughtful post, Corinne ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. blogwatig blogwatig October 8, 2012

    And you are doing a fab job if I may add! Loved this post and the prompt…………….thank you….and much love!

  12. Daphne Steinberg Daphne Steinberg October 7, 2012

    Yoink! That last sentence should say, “Hopefully itโ€™ll be a DREAM to write.” Amazing how one letter can change the entire meaning of what you’re trying to say, eh? Cheers!
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  13. Daphne Steinberg Daphne Steinberg October 7, 2012

    Oh gosh, Corinne. I have so many dreams. I’m certain I’m living one or two of them. Occasionally, I find I’m living a nightmare, too! LOL! Nice, succinct job sharing your thoughts, Corrine. I look forward to taking on this topic. Hopefully it’ll be a cream to write. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. Anne Anne October 7, 2012

    Lovely post Corinne! You’re blessed to be able to live your dream.
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  15. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc October 7, 2012

    Oh how wonderful to see that words lead you to living your dreams ๐Ÿ™‚ And your words are very inspiring and life giving!

    Lots of love :*
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  18. Luchi Smiles Luchi Smiles October 6, 2012

    I’m glad you are living your dream, Corinne. My dream at the moment is being there for my kids, and I’m living it ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Latha Latha October 6, 2012

    Congratulations on pursuing your dream..:) happy for you. You wanted to have your own book store, I always wanted to have my library at home…:)
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  20. CedricnCarla CedricnCarla October 6, 2012

    Carla and I are also living our dream…. Cedric

  21. janu janu October 6, 2012

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Not everyone gets the opportunity to live their dream. Glad you are.

  22. Paula Martin Paula Martin October 6, 2012

    Great post! With all the books I have in my house, I think sometimes I could open a bookstore – or at least a library!

  23. Myrna Myrna October 6, 2012

    Who knows Corinne, even the bookstore may still materialize. So glad words have been a blessing for you. And with them ylou bless others.
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  24. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick October 6, 2012

    I looooooooooove that you are living your dream, Corrine.

    That your dream consists of WORDS….
    Collecting them.
    Reading them.
    Writing them.
    Speaking them.

    This is my dream, too. Xx

    btw, I’ve had a name for my coffee shop for many yearts: “”” Lit & Latte!!”””

  25. Bindu Bindu October 6, 2012

    Now for the bookshop, may that come true soon. Err….can I provide the coffee and cup cakes?
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  26. Emily Rose Emily Rose October 6, 2012

    I think anyone can make their dreams come true, realistic dreams, as long as they work hard to achieve them. :o)
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  27. Adelia Adelia October 6, 2012

    This is wonderful! It’s not every day one has their dream come true. Keep on dreaming about that bookstore.

  28. Sandra Tyler Sandra Tyler October 6, 2012

    Oh, I wish you WOULd open that book store. I’m a real believer that as ebooks take off, independent bookstores are actually going to make a comeback as there are still those like me who prefer a real page to turn.
    Sandra Tyler recently posted..BlogFest 2012: Living your dreamMy Profile

  29. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando October 6, 2012

    What a happy place we have found when we are living our dream! With you, Corinne, I share deeply the love for books and for the written word. Can’t get enough of both! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautiful post, my friend!
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  30. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles October 6, 2012

    Corinne I got goosebumps as I read this… it is so beautiful and touching!

    Touchwood!!! I can understand how it feels to be living your dream and I sure very soon your dream of owning a book store will also come true soon ๐Ÿ™‚
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  31. Stuart Stuart October 6, 2012

    Loved the whole approach you took for today’s prompt and you really got me thinking again about my dream.
    As Harleena said above, your poetic skills shine through this post. Well done!

  32. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh October 6, 2012

    Well written Corinne!

    You sure have a hidden poet under you it seems, and of course the writer who is busy weaving awesome posts every single day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish we all could really live our dreams and enjoy doing what we are doing. That I feel is the most important – isn’t it? To enjoy what you do and do it to the best of your ability. That’s what I believe in.

    Thanks for sharing, and hope you live your dream right through. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  33. Jenn Jenn October 6, 2012

    I love that you are living your dream!!
    I am living my dream as well…not all of it has come true–but enough of it to really love life.
    Awesome post–will be responding shortly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for being our Host for Today!! Cheers, Jenn.
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  34. Dangerous Linda Dangerous Linda October 6, 2012

    YaY for living your dream — me, too! It’s even more fun to do it with friends!!! XOXOXOXO
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