At this point, you need to let it all go. Life does not experience us. We experience life.
I had spent my whole life planning everything – what AP classes I needed to take in high school to get into the college I dreamed about, far away from home, what courses to take in college, what study abroad program to attend, what actions I needed to take to propel myself as far away from where I was as possible. And it had fallen through.
I’d wanted my plan. My vision. My path. And I’d forgotten to respect the fact that God might have something bigger in store for both of us.
Sometimes you have to break your own heart with the truth before you shatter it with your lies.
But amidst the storm and the ensuing wave, you’re still asking yourself: is it all really worth it? Your shoulders are sore and your back is hunched from the weight of your ambitions.
Nothing major is holding me back, and I have the world at my fingertips along with a degree under my belt, some money saved up, and a free spirit that’s longing for adventure.
You can start a new journey wherever you want, doing whatever you want. You just need the courage to take the first step. You’ll find that there’s so much of the world you have yet to see and so much more to you left to discover.
Yes, you read the title right. It says ‘dream,’ not ‘dog.’ However, I was born a dreamer. At three years old, I already knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be a mermaid with a beautiful voice. When I didn’t grow a tail during my first swimming lesson, I went home with a broken dream and a broken heart.
For as long as I could remember, I had my life planned out down to the minute. Not anymore.
12. “I have a really terrible headache and I know you’re going to make it worse.”