We all dream of doing something with our lives when we grow up, yes? Some people dream of being a doctor. Some people dream of being a broadcaster. Some people dream of being an athlete in the Olympics. Some people dream of being an artist. Others have no idea what they dream to be (or what they dream to do).
When I was little, my dream was to be an actress, dancer, and singer. I continued to dream that growing up, but I am also a very realistic person. When it came time to go to college, I decided to major in Communication Studies. Now this a broad category and I could do anything with it. I continued to dance throughout college but jumped around from different communication courses to figure out what I wanted to do. I thought I wanted to be a news reporter and be on TV. I thought I wanted to be behind the camera and produce. I thought I wanted to do promotions and marketing and interned at two different radio stations. I thought I wanted to be in media communications. I thought I wanted to go into Event Planning. Although I had this as my major, at some point I tried to take some specific dance courses, like choreography and realized that dance was just that to me, dance. I didn’t like to choreograph. I wanted to be the dancer. I wanted to follow choreography and move.
I had so many ideas of what I wanted to do but then something inside me would tell me not to pursue it. So I didn’t. But I knew that I needed to work after college graduation. I had no idea what I was going to do. I’ve done various types of positions and learned a lot from each one, but also learned of what I didn’t like. But there’s something in me that is still dreaming. Dreaming of something bigger. Something more purposeful. I don’t have a clear vision of that yet, but I know it will come to me. I want so much more for myself but haven’t found what it is that I want to / should be doing.
I still dream about dancing, and I will dance around the house and take classes. You may see me dancing on the sidewalk trying to get someplace. I still dream about singing, although I just sing in my car and around the house (and sometimes in my office .. haha).
My point of this post today is to remind you to dream. If you have found your dream, that is awesome. If you haven’t found it, keep going. Do what you can to try to reach that dream. You can get there. Dream big. Don’t stop. Keep on Dreaming.
Take a moment and listen to this song. I love it and recently cannot stop listening to it.