Creating midlife memories with children you love hold onto your dreams as long as you feel the heat from them How long should we hold onto certain dreams. Not the everyday special ones. The maybe once in a lifetime ones. Is 12 years long enough? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.