When you were six years old and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, I’m sure you had a slew of responses and you would list off three careers that were in completely different industries. And you were determined to be all of them by the time you were 25, because if you didn’t accomplish all of your dreams by then when would you? Fast forward to being a twenty/thirty-something wondering where all of that gusto went, and where did the time go?
It’s interesting how many people out there will belittle, and try to stifle your ambitions and goals. Many times this happens because of the limitations that they have settled for in their lives. Please remember that this life is not a dress rehearsal. For all we know, this is the only one we have so do not live it for them. Whether it is which college you choose to attend, how much you decide to travel, or why you haven’t settled down with someone, don’t let them project their ideas on how a life well lived should look like and keep it pushing.
I’m not sure if it was moving around, or losing people that were close to me, or my mother’s relentless pursuit for more that is the motivating force behind my self-discovery, but I know that I cannot live this life according to someone else’s dreams and ideas of what I should be doing. I should be doing exactly what I’m doing because if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be here, and neither would you.
Three women going through life.