I confess to spending a lot of time in school daydreaming. I think it is because I found school quite boring most of the time - not because I am smart - but simply because I was not interested. So I'd drift off in a daydream, knowing full well that in college I'd rarely be called upon to respond to a question in class as I was after all just a dumb jock and I rarely did anything to counter that notion until a prof lighted a passion in me about international relations and I went from being a PE major to a Political Science major.. I can't begin to tell you how many times I won the world series with a walk-off home run or scored a goal in the Stanley Cup finals. Or just imagined myself in some far-off land having new exciting experiences. I made it to a lot of places - Hawaii, Europe, Australia - I loved Aussie beer - LOL.
I was a daydream believer. I believed almost anything was possible. And I had an anthem courtesy of the late and very great John Stewart.
On one occasion my daydream,s had a meeting with reality. I've mentioned in the past that my only mode of transportation in Hawaii was a Suzuki 550.
Yeah - it looks smaller - LOL I get that, But I'd roll up to a stoplight in Honolulu by that statue of Kamehameha you see every week on Hawaii Five O or any movie filmed there and think back on those daydreams. Or I'd be sitting on the bike having a shave ice from Matsumotos looking out at the big waves at Waimea Bay remembering those same daydreams.
These days I don't daydream much - I suspect they'd really be day nightmares of the coulda/woulda/shoulda type. Remembrances of past wrong turns down the road well traveled to get me here at this place in time. I'm happy to have spent that time daydreaming - looking for something to light my passions and point my way. But the answers in life often are not easy - and can remain elusive. But what the heck - you need a reason to keep placing one foot in front of the other and to keep moving forward - as long as you're moving forward there's hope and without hope the future is mighty bleak.