What Do You Dream of Becoming?

By Mary Jaksch

The start of a New Year is an opportunity for change. It’s a chance to reflect on where you are going and to focus on your dreams: What do you want to do? What do you want to become?

Listen to the video with the beautiful soundtrack below (it’s played by the violinist Joshua Bell). As you listen, let your mind roam and see what dreams are waiting to be fulfilled.

If you can’t see the video below, click here to see it.

What are your dreams for your life? What do you want to do? What do you want to become?
Please share in the comments.

Check out this inspiring post by GLZ contributor Christopher Foster: 100 Steps to Grace

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  1. Sue says:

    Happy New Year! Thank you for the lovely video, which reminded me of a lovely lavender farm near my parents home, and also for the message. I am hoping that 2011 will bring me clarity and confidence to find a path of contributing more meaningfully.

  2. Lisa H. says:

    Beautiful video. The lavender and green really makes it come alive. Just what I needed after sitting on the plane for an hour while they tried to un-jam the jetway ramp so that we could get off. I loved the sound of the violin. Very relaxing and calming.

    Happy New Year.
    .-= Lisa H.´s last blog ..Do You Want to Start a Home-Based Business but Donโ€™t Think That You Have the Time to Do It =-.

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  4. What a beautiful and inspiring video! Makes me dream of moving to a warmer part of the world… Happy New Year!
    .-= Annika Thomas´s last blog ..A Vital Feminine Mould =-.

  5. Marcia Young says:

    In the new year I want to flip the 80/20 rule over, so I am spending 80% of my time on worthwhile, productive and creative projects. When I experience a challenge with finding unique content for the site or for a client’s blog, or I experience a new technical landmine, sometimes it stops me in my tracks and I actually lose a couple of days, putting me farther behind. I want to be open to all those challenges this year, and swim right through to the other side.
    Thanks, All, and Happy New Year!

  6. Rosemary says:

    I could actually smell the lavender, feel the warmth of the sun, hear the humming of the bee and the gentle flutter of butterfly wings touching the magic and warmth of the day. It reminded me of being in a field of daffodils with my mum years ago…yellow daffs as far as the eye could see and that beautiful woman asked the farmer could she buy a bunch! ‘Take as many as you can hold in your arms,’ was his reply. My hope for this year is to give as much love and help to those around me as possible, and to find a way to do that that fulfills my creative potential and dreams.
    .-= Rosemary´s last blog ..Are You Afraid of Your Authentic Self =-.

  7. Rosemary says:

    Oh…and Mary…I forgot to say thank you for sharing that beautiful video and wishing you and your family love and happiness for 2011!

  8. Beautiful pictures (I love lavender!) and beautiful music.

    I want to be the best me I can in 2011 … no more being the person I think others want me to be. I am me!

    Happy New Year!
    .-= Janet Oberholtzer´s last blog ..Same Goal for 2011 as Before โ€“ Absolutely! =-.

  9. Hi Mary,
    Lovely! Lavender is one of my favorite flowers. I used to grow it on the farm. I’ve had a few bushes at each place I’ve lived since. Combined with Joshua Bell it’s Divine!
    I want to be a more loving person. I want to serve others and help them to grow. I dream of a more simpler life. I need to get hubs on board with that.
    .-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..110 Tips to Create an Amazing New Year =-.

  10. Happy New Years. Great Blog Post. I dream of becoming…( 3rd law of the 48 laws of power… Conceal your intentions..lol) Happy New years. Great Post.

  11. Anna says:

    Mary, Thank you for that lovely video! Like others said “I could almost feel/smell the video.”
    What do I want? To be happy. For others to be happy. That is all.
    Happy New Year!

  12. Prerna says:

    So beautiful.. Yes, the New Year is a great time for a new start, a fresh beginning, a clean slate.
    My dreams are fairly simple – health. peace. passion. Am hoping all of that will shine through in everything I do this year.
    Happy New Year, Mary!
    .-= Prerna´s last blog ..25 Fantastic Free eBooks to Help You Be Your Best in 2011 =-.

  13. Joe Wilner says:


    Thanks for the inspiring post! I want to continue to grow and learn, and in the process help inspire and empower others to find meaning and purpose in life. Happy New Year!
    .-= Joe Wilner´s last blog ..Feeling Stuck How to Get Unchained and Start Taking Serious Action =-.

  14. Sandra Lee says:

    Happy New Year, Mary. May 2011 be a perfect year for you in every way! Thank you for the gorgeous video and soothing music.

    I want to be more loving and compassionate in the coming year and help others connect with their inner spring of happiness and wisdom.
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last blog ..Is a Lack of Forgiveness Holding You Back =-.

  15. ntathu allen says:

    Mary-thank you Mary. Your post affirmed for me that I wish to spend more time inspiring/touching others thru my words. And most important of all reminded me that I wish to spend more time nourishing, my soul and be still to listen to music and just connect more with life and nature. Decorate my bedroom/house in shades of lavendar and green and allow sunshine and light to shine thru in all I do.

  16. What an absolutely gorgeous offering Mary. Your words and the video evoke something very powerful in me, make me realize I really do have a dream. Two dreams actually. One is to do all I can this coming year to be a blessing in this world. The other is to be a success in this world. The latter has been a hard one for me to fully acknowledge for some reason but I’m getting there…
    What a wonderful friend you are Mary. Thanks for everything. I could tell your spirit is right at home there in the beautiful fields of lavender and soaring with the music…Have a wonderful 2011.
    .-= Christopher Foster´s last blog ..100 steps to grace for 2011 =-.

  17. GutsyWriter says:

    This beautiful video reminds me of the south of France. I wonder if it was filmed there. I love the smell of lavender soap in the small towns in Provence.

  18. Aileen says:

    Mary the colors, the lavender, the music – all inspire every fiber of my being. It wakes up dreams and lifts the spirit. Such a lovely and powerful video – thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish you a brilliant 2011 – filled with dreams come true and new dreams born

  19. Marnie says:

    Great video. Very inspiring. It reminded me that something very important to me is lacking in my life right now – music. If I want to reach my goals, I need to revisit the inspiration offered by music.


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