Let’s just face the fact that life can be downright hard sometimes. If you’re anything like me, an over achiever who is constantly working towards unfulfilled desires and the societal pressures to become a better person, then I’m pretty sure you can attest to that! I’m a 27-year-old single mom and college student who works a part time job, with dreams bigger than my current debit card balance! Nevertheless, I continue to strive towards what sometimes seems to be a place I will never reach. Life is unpredictable in many ways. Uncontrollable circumstances can delay you from achieving your goals within the time frame you desire. Nevertheless, there is still a driving force within that tells you “don’t give up”! For me, that force has been my passion and belief in myself that I have what it takes to make my dreams a reality. However, once life knocks you back and forth and even down a few times, you may come to realize that having passion alone, won’t get you entirely where you want to go, because even passion has to have a driving force behind it.
Now I’m no expert on life or anything like that but I do think I have enough positive life experiences to share. For me, the power I needed to drive my passion when the going got tough was optimism! Yes! The ability to stay positive in negative and hopeless situations. You see, ever since I could remember I’ve always been a dreamer. As a kid, I saw myself as this larger than life person fit for the movie screens! I dreamed of being an actress. Which later changed to wanting to be an artist, then a teacher! You see where this is going don’t you? I was the epitome of a dreamer. What I wanted to be when I grew up was always on my mind. In fact, I missed important information all throughout school due to my chronic daydreaming. Fifteen years later, I’m somewhere in life that I never saw coming. My straightforward road map at 12 years old just wasn’t able to make reality’s cut. However, not all of those wonderful dreams have wasted away. Even though I never made it to Hollywood to become an award-winning actress, my desire for teaching is still in the works. I’m currently pursuing a career in Education and I feel that this is my destined path. Not only that, but I am also a freelance artist. I write blogs, poetry, articles, and I’m practicing my new hobby, photography! Nonetheless, my long-term goals within these fields seem so far away. An although I am very passionate about my future and the impact I will make, I can’t say that I haven’t had thoughts of throwing in the towel.
My passion has never burned out completely but there have been times when I felt it would. During these times, I realized that I needed something else. I needed to remain optimistic at all costs or I would never see the end of my journey. What optimism did for me was teach me that I am not always in control of my destiny. There will be delays, and detours. Setbacks, and failure, but by remaining positive during negative times I would get through it all. Positive self-talk has become my therapy! I am determined to win and in order to do so I must keep a positive mind set! So, if you’re out there in blog land pursuing your dreams and you hit a brick wall, I want to encourage you by saying, in this world there are two asses to be kicked, yours and life’s, don’t let it be yours! I hope you enjoyed this piece. Until next time my friends. Peace, love, and happiness!