When You Find Your Dream, Fight For It

When You Find Your Dream, Fight For It
Milos Tonchevski

How many of us know exactly who we want to be? Not everybody knows what they want to do with their lives. Some go with the flow, while some settle for jobs that pay well but don’t make them happy.

What will you do if you’re one of those who know exactly what they want?

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You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

I never knew what I wanted to be. We were always asked the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Some will say doctor, engineer, policeman, or a nurse, while I never settled for an answer.

I was just going through the motions, studying my ass off. Being a “good” student was all I needed to be. But the time where I had to choose which path to take finally came.

It seemed to be a big deal for most people because it can help dictate one’s future. And so I was miserable. The girl who studied her ass off didn’t know who she wanted to be.

And so I ended up choosing nutrition as my major. I did a lot of research before I made up my mind. I thought to myself, Since you’re kinda good at science and you love food, why don’t you just go for it?

They say that college is the time where you get to explore and find out who you are. Everything was new and it was uncomfortable adjusting. Being a shy, introverted girl didn’t help. And to cope up with all the struggles adjusting, I wrote.

It was more of ranting than writing. But then I found myself writing more, then I wrote poems and all that artsy poetic stuff people find too dramatic or cliché. I’ve always convinced myself that it was just a hobby, a way of expressing and that I will never be a writer because I’m not good enough. I believed that for the longest time, and now I don’t want to believe that.

I was able to get a chance to know what I love to do, what moves me, and I don’t want to waste that. Not everybody gets the chance to know their calling. Writing not only makes my heart feel alive, but it also heals me.

I don’t want to fight myself anymore and take so many detours when I know where I want to be.

Even if I don’t get to be a successful writer, I will never stop doing what I love. I’d rather die than not write at all. To be able to do my passion and share the world my art, that will suffice.

If you’ve found your dream, fight for it. Stop yourself from making excuses as to why you couldn’t achieve it because you can. Just never stop fighting for it.TC mark

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