Don’t ever let anyone deter you from your dreams, no matter how out of reach those dreams might seem.
Even if the person voicing those doubts ends up being you, resist the urge to listen. I’ve always been so hard on myself and these past couple of years have been especially tough for me. I’ve gone through a lot of changes, both good and bad. I graduated college, officially moved in with my boyfriend, lost a job, had my heart shattered when my grandfather passed away. The world has a way of slapping you in the face, sometimes.
But it’s not all bad, all the time. Although life isn’t easy and growing up can be really confusing, it’s also exhilarating. Think about it, you can be anyone that you want to be.
I just want to keep dreaming.
On my way back home from my grandma’s house, I watched the snow fall as I listened to my favorite songs. Everything around me felt beautiful and I took the opportunity to appreciate that moment in time. I thought about how my passion for writing has reignited, how I want to create again.
After college, I felt a part of me died a little. I was being pulled in a million directions and it wasn’t acceptable to dream anymore. My feet had to be firmly planted on the ground and it was time to think more realistically. I couldn’t entertain those passions of mine, those pesky reveries. But was it ever possible to stay “grounded” when all I could think of was flying?
All those dreams have been coming back to me, lately.
They’re intoxicating, absolutely incredible. I get butterflies in my stomach when they quietly appear every now and again after years of silence.
I want to be a writer. Make movies. Captivate audiences like Audrey Hepburn did in Sabrina. Pitch a hit TV sitcom. Meet my idols. Direct music videos. Perform a private, acoustic concert. Sing. Host SNL. Play Remy in a film adaptation of This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. Buy my mom a house. Give interviews and interview others. Write a powerful article. Attend the Golden Globes. Explore the world. Draft a novel. Star in a music video with my childhood celebrity crush. Write songs about love. Inspire others. Help people.
In a world that continuously tries to weigh down your dreams, keep your head held high and your eyes on the stars. Whatever you’re dreaming of, you can absolutely achieve. I promise.