Keep dreaming anyway. In searching for a piece of art to illustrate the article I'm linking to, this image of a typewriter immediately struck me as fitting. To the casual observer, it just looks like a bunch of random letters spewing out of the machine. But if you look closely, you can see that the letters which spell "live" are colored in red.
That's how it is with most of life and with our dreams. The pieces of our lives and the significance of the choices we make are not always immediately apparent, but that doesn't mean we should give up or give in to despair. We just have to keep doing the best we can, with hopeful hearts, trusting that the "puzzle" will come together someday. At the right time. When all the pieces are in place. It may be months, it may be years, but it will all be worth it.
Soldier on with a smile!