I don’t want to wake up one day and think about all the things I missed out on or wish I had done. I feel like there comes a time in our lives when we might wake up and suddenly 10, 20, 30 years have gone by and we never accomplished the things we set out to do and said we’d do when we were young. It scares me to imagine my life without simultaneously thinking about all my dreams and aspirations. As my bucket list has grown throughout the years, I can’t help but stop to wonder why I seem to have become so imaginative and aspirational, yet so boring at the same time. I guess what I’m saying is that having dreams and goals are great but implementing them, chasing after them is even better. So yes, BE A DREAMER, but even more so, BE A DOER!
I know this post is somewhat super random, although i know I can be quite random and carry on at times. I guess this all came up because I recently found out about an old friend dropping out of college and giving up on her dreams. We aren’t close anymore but that doesn’t make me feel for her any less. Now that’s her life, her priorities, her prerogative. I know that I have no say and can’t speak for her, but I can sure as anything speak for myself when I say I’m not letting any dream, any goal, any opportunity pass me by because I don’t want to risk having that regret later in life. I see it with a lot of people I graduated high school with who aren’t in school/college anymore, didn’t go to trade school, or join the military, aren’t pursuing their dreams and instead are sitting on the idea that maybe one day they’ll get out of their slump. They fumble on their words trying to find the ways to justify their actions of giving up on their futures. I think in a way they hope something or someone significant will happen to them to place their dreams on their couch-potato laps, but the truth is: life doesn’t work that way. I honestly, didn’t write this to criticize them, because in truth I wholeheartedly feel bad for them. These are people I want to succeed not only for themselves but for our community; our world. I think some of the smartest people don’t apply themselves and open themselves up to what the world can offer them and vice versa because they aren’t brave enough to do so and that hurts us all in the end.