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Welcome and thank you for visiting Done Dreaming.  My name is Deb and I share my life with Harvey, a goldendoodle.

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As I write this I’m at a point in my life where I need a Plan B.  This is proving particularly elusive, especially as I never did have a Plan A!  At school the ‘careers talk’ didn’t throw up any useful contribution to where my life was going to go and my own admission of desperately wanting to be a British Airways air hostess was met with ‘well that’s not really a career dear’.

So far I’ve had more variety than I’d anticipated – travel agent (absolutely loved it), marketing consultant (free chocolate opens more doors than you’d believe), a stint in recruitment (lost all faith in humanity), and my last ‘gig’ which has been a total roller-coaster (loved the people, had no life).

In a book by Summer Pierre called The Artist in the Office, there is a sentence that really hit home to me – “We save our real selves for the cracks and corners of our off time”.  What do you do when the ‘cracks and corners’ don’t amount to much, when they are no longer enough?

This prompted the birth of Done Dreaming.  I do still dream but I’m widening the cracks and corners so the real me has more space to wiggle, space to grow, space to aim beyond what I’m capable of.  As I search to improve my skills and experiences I hope I can share my endeavours with you.  I’ll leave you with this …  (if you get chance, read the whole of the lyrics):

“No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as downtime, all you got is life time”  Henry Rollins

 

*Where images & content are created by myself I would be very grateful if you would give credit for anything you pull or give reference to.  Other images & content I use I will do my utmost to give credit to, where known, otherwise I thank you for your work and hope you will accept my sincere admiration.

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  1. hi I wandered in by way of “Notes from the UK” and am impressed by the great look/pics and contents of your blog. Like the way you go personal in a pleasant and natural way. Shall be reading more 🙂

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  2. Hi Deb from Australia, lovely to meet you and to find your very welcoming blog. I’m really enjoying reading your posts and look forward to sharing more in the future. Keep happy.

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    1. Hi Miriam! Many thanks for visiting. I’m making my way through your posts and the published articles, love the Great Expectations piece. I’m in cold, grey England so enjoy reading the Australian blogs – oh to have a little bit of your weather! Keep in touch and Happy Writing 🙂

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      1. Hi Deb, lovely to hear back and thanks for reading. Yes if I could send you some of our weather I would, it’s extremely hot at the moment, in fact we’re in the middle of a heat wave, so a bit of your cool weather would be a blessing. Can’t win, can we?

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    1. Hi John – no, not ticked off and no need to apologise for something you feel passionate about. We won’t agree on everything and I would love to have been sat in a coffee shop with you having the conversation, it would have been interesting! I was going to reply to your comment but I’d already said my bit. Hope you are ok 🙂

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      1. Everything is good here, thank you for asking! I escaped the snowstorm back east, barely. 63 and sunny in Vegas today. I was fearful I ticked you off, after posting that and it was bothering me actually. Thank you, you are always so kind, Deb. ❤️

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  3. A pleasure to meet you Deb. I can relate so well to “We save our real selves for the cracks and corners of our off time”. Most people spend their off time doing the things they love…less people make a career out of the things they love.Mine was writing and I was fortunate enough to turn it into a career. Interestingly Native American Indians believe that a child shows his path by the age of three.

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    1. Hi Beverley! Many thanks for stopping by. I’m still searching for that elusive career in something I’d love but I’m certainly trying. That’s really interesting about showing your path by age 3, I don’t think anyone was paying attention at the time or they maybe could have helped steer me in the right direction! I’ve often wondered (with much envy) how some people seem to find their calling. I’ve just taken your numbers quiz and I’m an 8 so perhaps my destiny lies in helping humanity find peace and love. How cool would that be!

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