Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Be Who You Want To Be.
Sometimes people just need to be reminded of the this simple truth. Since Neil and I got married four years ago, we have always said that we aren't going to let circumstances and situations prevent us from doing what we want to do. And I am so glad that despite things that happen in our lives, that I have such an incredible husband to remind of this.
Do what you want to do. Be who you want to be.
There's just not enough time in our lives to spend forty hours a week, for fifty years or more doing something that may pay well, but makes you miserable. Now in saying that, if your dream is to become an singer, or a doctor, it doesn't mean you need to go quit your dead end job today and start practicing tomorrow. There are obviously practical steps in achieving these dreams (e.g. it's probably good to get into a few open mic nights or sing at some local gigs to get your name out there, you will need a few qualification behind your name to be a doctor etc.). I know finances always play a HUGE factor in things, we all know bills need to get paid somehow. But in the bigger scheme of things, I believe everything we do should be towards this goal, otherwise what's the point? It's the small steps. Doing something every day to get to the destination. Making the most of the journey. Even if you are working at Starbucks now but dream of becoming an artist, why not start putting money away weekly to get new supplies, put towards the day you can become self-employed, use your weekends to create exhibitions instead of thinking oh well, one day I will be able to do it.
I am seriously talking to myself right now, by the way. Obviously my future involves being creative, even though I am not sure at the moment what that specifically looks like (design, art, fashion, photography...I love it all!), I know I want to use my time now. I think sometimes we can get discouraged when we are not where we think we should be at the moment. But it's okay, every step counts. And every decision you make can be towards that dream.