Strange things dreams

Actually they are down right queer if you think about it. Everything can happen in dreams. Absolutely anything. What about travelling around the world? Or gliding over the clouds in the sky? Or what about diving down into the deep to visit creatures that live so deep that we only can guess what they look like? You can do all this and more in dreams. You can do anything you want. You decide what happens in your dreams and nobody can come and tell you that so and so and cannot happen. When one dreams one builds a world of ones own." But I don't dream", you might argue. Then I have to tell you that you are wrong. All humans dream. We dream every night, even though we may not remember them in the morning. And did you know that we have a special word to describe dreaming without being a sleep? The word is daydreaming. " I am sorry. I was dreaming." That right there is a sentence I have said many times. To teachers, to parents and pretty much every "adult" I have ever been in regular contact with. Some dreams are best left in the head. They are dreams of a such private nature that they are best left to the dreamer alone. However, these dreams make up the minority of what we dream. The majority of dreams can be shared with the world, if you want to share it that is. The dream need not be a big one. The important thing is that it means something to you, That is what matters. What others think about your dream is not any of your concern. It is what you want that means something to you. The problem with dreams is that many leave their dreams inside their heads. They think " Oh, I wish I could do this or that" and abandon their dreams. I have actually meet people who make up excuses in order avoid doing anything about their dreams.

In order to for fill a dream, you only need one single thing: One needs the will to see a dream become reality. If you can find that, you will give yourself the best chance to succeed. There is no such thing as guaranteed success. It simply does not exist. It might be that the dream you had turns out different then you first expected, but the flip side of that is that you may learn something about yourself that you would not have learned if it was not for the particular experiences that you have been through.

As regards for my own dream about swimming across the Sogn fjord the journey was far from simple. There were times when the thought of jumping into the fjord seem as far off as the moon. There was injuries and stops in the training. Few people believed that I could do what I dreamed about. I did not have the opportunity to go and ask someone about what I was doing wrong. I had to figure it out for myself. It was up to me to prove that I could do what I dearly wanted to do. In retrospect, when I think about this experience now, I am left with a feeling that I find it hard to put into words. The whole process I have been through have given me an internal sereneness that I never had before. It is not possible to measure this serene feeling in money or awards. Many people search for this feeling their entire life, many people never find it. With the peace I feel now, I am optimistic about the future. No matter what life holds in store for me, this peace will stay with me and it will help me. I have been given a gift and it is the best thing that has happened to me. I wish everyone could experience what I am experiencing now. The water has always had a strong enchantment on me and the thing that makes me want to swim more now is the wish be in the element that was given me so much joy and still keeps me enchanted with its magic, now more than ever and with the peace I now have, I am not guaranteeing for anything.

Best regards

Charlotte Roaldseth