I was reading a blog post from Kristen Lamb about moving from being an “aspiring writer” to a “professional pre-published writer,” and it got me thinking. How many of us out there are actually living our dreams?
This is something that I think about a lot because now that I’m a mother, I want to tell my daughter to reach for her dreams – dream big and work hard for what she wants in life. I confess, though, that I’m hesitant to believe this too much because how many people out there are actually living their dreams?
As a child, I think our dreams a really different. You want different things and you base your hopes off of a place that is more or less not in tune with expectations in the “real world.” (Does that sound cynical – I don’t mean to be.) I guess what I’m saying is as I got older, I know that my dreams changed. Not just because of life experiences, but also because the things that were most important to me changed as well.
What is it about working towards your dreams that frightens us so much? I wonder if other people struggle with that like I do and if so, I would love to hear your story. From my experience, I can tell you that I always kind of figured that writing was something that would never be a real job – one that paid the bills and all that. But now, after spending some time in that “real” world, I can tell you writing is all I think about.
I wake up, go to work, come home; and in all that time, I’m thinking about writing. Now, after some serious thought, I had decided that this year, 2014, would be the year that I put more action to my thoughts. ACTION is the word this year. I’m going to keep trying and see what happens – because if I don’t I’ll never know, right?
How about you? Are you living your dream? Maybe your dream isn’t a job, maybe it’s something else? I would LOVE to hear from you! Please share your story with me.