Monday, 3 August 2015

Dreaming in the Sunset

Dreams, dreams are wonderful things.
There are those ones your have while you are sleeping.
And those you have during daylight hours ... dreams for your life ... and sometimes just daydreams.

I dream of the day I won't have to smell smoke from one side and cat messes from the other.
I dream of having a shed, so that our shed is no longer in the spare room and of a big yard and vege garden and chooks.
I dream of seeing a wild Cassowary ... I have ticked crocodile off the list after all.
I dream of a new camera because this one is nearing the end of its life. It seems to have a mind of its own about what setting it is on.

Mr Sparky has been chasing his dreams.
He made it.
The whole point of us being here in the far north was for him to finish his apprenticeship and despite having no wish to live here, we did it. And hey, I would follow that man anywhere it seems.
Well it is now official, he really is a Mr Sparky.
I am so excited for him and proud of him.
So now it is time to start thinking about what the next dreams to achieve will be.

The problem is, I'm not sure what my dreams are. Or maybe I do and am afraid to admit them.
I have all those 'normal' ones of wanting a wedding and babies and a house to call our own but what else do I want.

Do I want to do something with my photos and if so what?
Do I want to head back to working with kids and if so in what form?
Do I want to travel? Actually that one belongs on the list of things I know I want to do.
So you get the point, I don't know what I want to do and Mr Sparky reaching one of his goals has brought thoughts of it to the forefront. Well that and not having my day job happening for far too long.

Then, on the other hand, do we ever work it out, what we want to do or be?

And as for dreams at night, I have no idea what happens in them. I am too busy sleeping.

So, this weekend I thought we both had a weekend off. Well those dreams were shattered, when Mr Sparky came home saying he had to work Sunday and Monday (normally he does 40hrs+ in 4 days). I was so looking forward to a camping trip or something. Chasing that dream of traveling and seeing new places. Ahh well, another time I guess.

So this is all getting a bit serious and thoughtful.
How about you, are you chasing your dreams?

It is quite obvious that these photos aren't from this weekend, as I said we didn't go anywhere.
Well,l I did try to go somewhere on Saturday afternoon, I tried chasing a sunset but my car had other ideas. Ah well, it works again now but that sunset didn't happen. Well, it did happen, I just didn't get to watch it from a good vantage point.

This sunset from Towers Hill in Charters Towers was viewed from a great vantage point though.

Watching the sky and land change colour was the stuff of dreams, and certainly something I love to do.

Mr Sparky found the best place to watch the sunset from.

I might have told him to get out of my photo for a bit though and then given him permission to return to his spot. Maybe I'm a bit bossy sometimes.

After getting a few silhouettes I did settle on the edge of the roky outcrop to watch the sun set with Mr Sparky by my side. 
The thing of romance novels.
I think I drive him a bit batty with the photo taking sometimes.

As the sun slipped below the horizon we dreamed (well I think we did).

I love our weekends away because often that is the most we see of each other. They are our chance to chat about what we want for the future. 

Do you get that chance to dream and hope for the future with you partner, or by yourself?

At the moment our biggest topic of conversation is where to go next.

Where do we want to move?

Where do we want to buy as our possible forever home?
I guess the good thing is you can change your mind later.

I am insistant that wherever we go one or the other of us must have work lined up before moving.
Mr Sparky is a little more laid back about the whole idea, confident that he can get work anywhere, doing anything (probably true).

I probably overthink things a bit, he doesn't.

I want to head south, closer to family. He swings between being convinced and his want to stay were there is rain.

Selfie attempt

We both do want land, as in a farm but we will have to pick our area for a decent price for land.

But for now we will keep chatting and dreaming for the future as we will probably be here for 6 months or so. Then it will be time for a new adventure I think. Who knows what the future will bring.

Until then we will keep getting our rural fix by getting out of the city and hopefully there will be a another camping trip or trip away at least.

Well I hope you keep dreaming and I'll keep trying to work out mine.

I Must Confess


  1. This is the first time I've come across your little part of the web - I quite enjoyed it :) I love musing over dreams, usually it leads to realising other dreams.

  2. Congratulations to Mr Sparky! I really identify with these "I dream of the day I won't have to smell smoke from one side ..." - I work from home and can't open any windows on that side of the house, it's so disgusting. On the other side we have a dog that barks any time I stick my nose out the door. And I too dream of having a shed and a big yard and a vegie garden again ... long story.

  3. Gorgeous photos. I've been fairly reflective myself lately, wondering if I've left chasing my dreams too late and if they are actually my dreams to start with.

  4. Such a beautiful post and it resonated so much with me. I spend too much time daydreaming, sometimes thinking about the future and other times in my alter ego who does all the things I wish I would do but for whatever reason can't just yet. We have the same dream of having land as well, and I know we will get it one day. I want to move I'm not in love with where we are, but then we are only here because I followed the man of my dreams who needed to be here to pursue his dream. Good luck in your search.

  5. Life seems to be getting in the way of my dreams. I have to enjoy what it brings at the moment, for I am sure I will have heaps of time soon that I will have no idea what to do with!
    I always have big ideas, but they all seem to go by the wayside. I am starting to write things down so I can recall them later.

  6. It's funny - my husband and I often have our big "future" conversations when we are travelling somewhere in the car. There is something about travelling on the road that helps us open up and clarify our dreams. I hope you work out yours but don't stress too much about it - enjoy being together and taking more wonderful photos of northern QLD x


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