About dreams

I am a dreamer. Are you?

Whether we are talking about dreams or desires, basically they are conceived by our mind. Some of them are more realistic, others are more fictional and we may think they won’t become reality any time sooner. Still, we would like to accomplish them. So what do we do? What actions do we take? How motivated are we to go all the way up to the point where we see our dreams coming true?

Probably I am the only one in the world who dreamed of visiting Hawaii 😀 . Blue crystal color water, fine sand, emerald green nature, pristine beaches coming all together with a positive chill vibe from the Hawaiian people. Definitely a dream.

I never imagined that I will visit Hawaii at the age of 20. This place is so far from home and it’s so expensive, I didn’t even consider it until I figured out a way to make it happen. Going to the USA for a summer with the work&travel program is quite easy. Yes, you have several costs at the beginning but if you don’t have all the money you need, you can take a credit. What you definitely need though, is courage and determination to cross the Atlantic Ocean and spend four months away from home, in a foreign country. Work hard, spend money with care, enjoy every day and make savings for trips. That’s my advice.

Last year, when I went for the first time to the US, I visited most of the big cities on both coasts, which was pretty impressive. But this year, my trip was more special. I aimed for the beautiful islands of Hawaii, situated in the middle of Pacific Ocean. I planned the trip together with two dear friends, Diana and Adelina, without whom I wouldn’t have had the fun that I did. We tried traditional food, we hiked the mountains and tropical forests, we relaxed at the beaches, we drove across both islands that we visited, Oahu and Maui, we did snorkeling and we participated at a traditional Hawaiian party. Every day felt like paradise.

Maybe you’ve heard this question before: When was the last time you did something for the first time? Well, for me it was snorkeling in October 2018, in Hawaii. A truly amazing experience, exploring the beauty of life under the water. I didn’t have high expectations, I was just curious to see little fish chillin’ in the water. It took me several minutes to take the courage of swimming away from the boat as I am scared of deep water. But when I finally did and I also took a look under the water, maaaaaan I was impressed. I literally couldn’t help myself not to smile, even though I took some water in. I had to focus not to let myself to the emotions and stop smiling so that I can stay longer under the water. The view was breathtaking. There were many little colorful fish, corals and turtles. And the water was so clear. For a second I felt like a marine expert doing research on fish behavior. 😀

About the Hawaiian party, it is actually called a Luau party. We had dinner on a fancy hotel’s patio and we also enjoyed a show with hula dancers, fire dancing and acrobats. At that party, I really felt that I was in Hawaii. I realized that I made it to the other side of the globe, at ~12500 km away from my home(Oradea, Romania), on an island, in the middle of the ocean, at 20 years old, on my own money. I would have never imagined that this will happen. I enjoyed every minute of my trip.

My point is that dreams are good and you should keep dreaming. But also make them become reality. For this, you have to take action, you must do something towards it. Sometimes they may come when you least expect them, other times you may have to work really hard to get to them. Whichever way it is, do not give up. Stay on your track and do whatever you can to achieve your dreams. I wish your dreams come true, just as mine did.

Stay positive! Love life! 😉

Iulia Tuduce

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