I hope everyone had a great holiday season, I know I have been a bit AWOL but since I have been back home I have really tried to maximize my time spent with friends, family and also myself. This however, has limited my time with you guys. So we haven’t spoken since last year!! Yikes! I have been back home for two months now and have been up to so much it’s unbelievable, will have to catch you up on all the mischief in another post though. This one is about a Skype conversation I had with a friend in Romania who suggested I write about it, and I felt no better time like the new year!
Do you remember when you were kids or even when you speak to children today and you ask them what they want to be when they grow up and with strong confidence they would say something like a princess and then maybe an astronaut after, or a ninja and a fairy, without even flinching? In their minds believing it to be something completely and entirely possible, not feeling as if it is even remotely absurd, which the chuckling adult obviously believes. When we are children there are no such things as impossibilities, this is something you learn as you grow older, but who teaches such a horrid subject. I mean who says these things are impossible, the world? The universe? Or just other people. I believe when you want and believe in something badly enough the universe, the world, God or whomever can show extreme flexibility in bending in your favor.
Who are these people that tell us our dreams are impossible, aren’t they just people who were told that their own dreams were impossible because, well, that’s just how life is. What a sad moment when a child who was absolutely sure they were going to be what they wanted is told it can’t happen and to be real and dare I say…grow up! I don’t subscribe to that and if you do I urge you to cancel your subscription and asked to be removed from the mailing list ASAP. A very good friend reminded me of a conversation we had about 2 years ago I guess, that had completely slipped my mind, where I said I wish I could just travel, not work, just travel. I guess It slipped my mind because I said it so casually it wasn’t even a dream at the time because I didn’t know I could even dream of such a thing. Yet I had exactly that amazing experience and trust me I know it’s easier said than done because once when I was commending a friend on their 3 month excursion through South America and they asked why don’t I do the same. My response was an exasperated “Oh come on I can’t I have so many responsibilities.” Don’t get confused no I’m not delusional and think everyone should stop working, but remember the saying when you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.
In reality all the reasons we can’t do things are mostly the ones society tells us. Sad to say misery loves company and there are many people who will try to distinguish your dream because well someone did that to them. Don’t believe the hype, it is not the world that will deny your dreams but yourself. The world is eagerly waiting if not begging for you to take advantage in all that she has to offer. Waiting for people to come alive and really live the lives they had only silently dreamt about, if they were even so brave to have dreamt it. So with this new year I would love for everyone to ditch the list of resolutions to just one. LIVE YOUR DREAM! So happy new year to all the Princesses and astronauts and fairies and ninjas as for the rest of you it may not be all that happy it will be just like last year!!