This morning on my drive to work I was listening to music as I always do. The album I picked for my drive was Glenn Frey’s Strange Weather. This was another one of my wife’s great yard sale finds.
During my trip the song “River of Dreams” came on which is my favorite song on the album.
Not only do I like the sound and feel of this song I also find it very inspirational, especially at this point in my life.
If you are not familiar with the song it’s about a guy who decides it’s time for him and his wife or partner to leave the daily grind, rat race, etc., and move to a simpler life in the mountains.
He sings about the river of dreams, the one that my wife and myself are looking for after 36 years of work and raising a family. Dreams of getting back to the basics of me and her.
Although I have listened to this song numerous times before today I picked out a line that just clobbered me,
“You know people don’t run out of dreams, people just run out of time.”
I am still thinking about that line some four hours later as I sit and write this post.
It is a call to action for me.
I’ve thought about it. Time is running out and I need to pursue a dream, the dream of that song, the dream that my wife and I have.
The dream of moving south to a simple country town and take on simple country jobs to pay the bills and enjoy a simple life. A dream to just create, enjoy each other and be happy.
I realize we aren’t going to get there without a plan, just having a dream isn’t enough.
So I sketched out a five year plan, the goal being in five years we sell our real estate and downsize our possessions, get out of these soul sucking jobs and buy our country home where the water never freezes.
Five years is a just dead line to me, the sooner the better.
Thirty years ago running out of time was something I never thought about.
Today it scares me.
I need to maintain the energy and everyday work towards the goal, our “River of Dreams”.
Read the lyrics, better yet listen to the song. Let me know what you think.
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