I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle
“I dreamed a dream” is one of my favorite songs. I have seen the play Les Miserable more than once. One of my favorite things is to blast the music in my car, belting out the ballads. Even though it’s a sad song, it’s a song that gives me goosebumps every time! I think with phrases like these, I could make endless comparisons to My Migraine Life.
Every song word can relate to my struggles, as I’m sure it can be connected to most. Because the UTube video is of Susan Boyle and not the Les Miserable version I so dearly love, I started thinking of her pre-performance interview. I have to admit, I did not follow her rise to fame, but it is difficult not to know who she is. I find it interesting that she said it was her dream to be a singer and that she was excited to have a big audience.
Well, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Once she became famous, I think her vision turned into something she didn’t fully expect. She found it difficult to be judged for her appearance and suffered from social issues put under a magnifying glass.
The Grass isn’t Always Greener
So this made me wonder if I could get rid of my migraine attacks, would something else result that made me even less happy? I live a blessed life except for these horrific attacks I suffer. If I was given a choice to get rid of my migraine disease but sacrifice my husband, children, family, or friends, I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’m so focused on my migraine attacks and controlling them. If I didn’t have to do that anymore, would something else arise in its less controllable place?
Would the “butterfly effect” happen if my dream of a migraine-free life came true? Would it result in the rest of my life spinning out of control? I don’t know. Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener, but I think it’s a human curiosity that makes us hope that it is. I don’t want my life to kill the vision or tear my hope apart. For now, I’ll keep dreaming even if I have some weeds damaging it.