Thursday, 18 October 2012

Follow Your Dreams...

This has been hung on my wall for quite some time now. When i saw it in Next, it struck a cord and i just knew i had to have it. Its something we hear quite regularly in inspirational adverts and such like, but how many of us actually do this? And besides its not actually that simple is it?

When i was 14 i went to my first ever dance class after bugging my parents about wanting to join. I quickly fell in love with it all and eventually realised this was my dream. Had it not been for that very first dance show where i wore my tinsel wig and velvet catsuit (this was many years ago!) i would never have realised how much of a buzz it is to perform.

All our lives we are encouraged to 'reach for the stars', 'be the best' and of course..'follow your dreams', but how many times have you felt like a failure because you didn't get that grade, or failed your driving test, or didn't get the results you wanted - you see where I'm going with this!

We are raised in a society where if you're not a record breaker or a massively high achiever, you can often be put on the back burner. Whether its to go university, learn to drive, have a successful career on relationship, we are all designed with these goals implanted in our minds, but i urge you to look a little smaller.

Just because you didn't get that A, or you quit your job, or quit anything for that matter, it doesn't mean you're not following your dreams (no matter what people say), you're simply altering your dreams to fit your lifestyle. I mean, how many people actually know what they want to do after uni, or stay in the same career all their life?

What i basically want to say is, yes of course follow your dreams and do what makes you happy, but while youre doing that its easy to get caught up and focus on little else. So next time you have a minute, text an old friend, or buy your mum some flowers, or go on that autumn walk you keep dreaming about! Your dreams will still be waiting for you.

'Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.'

'Follow your dreams. Just make sure you have fun too.'

What are your dreams? Are they still the same or have they changed over time? xxxx

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