Keep Pursuing Your Dreams
As I sit here in front of my computer on August 15th, I can’t help but reflect on my life up to this point. I’m 22 years old and still trying to figure what I want to do in life. My friends and family know I have a love for jounalism and storytelling but do I really have what it takes to be great in the writing world? I’m not sure. I’ve been told I do but I still have my doubts.
Writing is a tough, relentless mental game and when I was writing for a website called Tru School Sports, I put too much pressure on myself to improve with each of my articles that I was mentally shot and had to leave the staff and step away from writing entirely for months. I wasn’t happy with my decision but I had to do it.
Months pass and I felt empty without writing about something, anything. Should I go back into the writing world again? What should I write about? Should I try writing that book I’ve talked about doing for years? I was on the road and that’s all I thought about, writing that book! My dream is to be a published author.
All of a sudden, I have that “fire” that I had 2 years ago back with me. This will be my third attempt at writing this book and I’ve never been more confident about getting it done and mentally I’m no longer doubting myself. I’ve had to make some changes in my life to help me get to where I am and I’m perfectly fine with those changes.
To sum all this up, I was climbing life’s mountain not once, but twice. I fell both times and gave all my dreams. I felt defeated and lost but I realized those dreams are at the summit and I’ll continue to be defeated unless I strap on the boots and not give up until I get to the top of the mountain. If you have a dream in life, what are you waiting for? PURSUE IT NOW!!!!
One more thing, I know I have doubters that will say I won’t get it done, you were right the first two times but not this time and if you still don’t believe me, I just have one thing to say, WATCH ME!!!!!