If you know me personally, then you know that sometimes I can be caught being very quiet, very still, with a calm face and staring off into the distance. Sometimes you're confused about whether or not I'm staring at you, staring at someone or something else or just deep in thought. The truth of the matter is, sometimes I live in my head. I like and love to daydream. It comes natural to me and I've done it my entire life. I would like to think that it's just a mark of a very creative person and mind, others may think that it's crazy. Either way I'm okay with that.
In this day and age where there is so much negativity and so many negative things that permeate our existence and society, I just like to get away and unfortunately I can't take vacations and travel whenever I want. I like to get away to a nice place, and nice existence that I love. Now don't get me wrong, I actually enjoy my real life. I have a job that I really love, I enjoy the people that I work with and I love all the people that are in my personal life. But the fact of the matter is, sometimes I like to go and live in my head. I'm in touch with reality and myself, I'm not delusional or crazy. I can tell what's real from what's fake and I know genuine feelings when they come about. It's just that sometimes there's nothing like the life in your head. And there's nothing wrong with that as long as every day I seek to get better and ascend to my highest heights and potential in my real life on a professional and personal level.
One of my favorite movies is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." If any of you has seen it then you know why. Walter Mitty is an ordinary guy who works hard but goes unnoticed by everyone. As a matter of fact, of those that do notice him, they are the ones that often tease him about his day dreaming habits. He's a kind and unnassuming man with lots to offer but otherwise leads a rather boring life so he lives in his head. Every day, many times a day, he finds himself off on some wild adventure, doing something amazing and fulfilling his wildest dreams. But no one ever notices it because all these things transpire in his head. With me, these day dreams can range anywhere from retiring and owning my own home on the shores of Monaco, to owning a home in France or back in south Florida with several exotic cars in the lot (yes I know how cliche' this sounds).
Sometimes I travel the world and sail the seven seas and chronicle it all in a joural or painting and sometimes I just bike into a seperate reality or across the globe. As a matter of fact, some of my real life art work reflects a lot of the material in the day dreams that I've had. So now that the rest of you know about this quirk of mine, I'll be awaiting the jokes and comments about how crazy I am but i'm cool with that. Regardless of how else anyone else might see me, I like it, it reaks of the creativtiy that permeates my soul and I'll be the one person that promotes the day dreaming of anyone else I see as long as it doesn't interfere with their reality. So dream on my friends, because I know I sure as heck will. Sometimes it's my happy place, maybe you should go find or create yours!