Your dreams don’t have to be big.

LIFE 277

In college I remember being hit upside the head with a realization.

My dreams are boring.

Everyone around me was talking about big dreams. They were talking about changing the world. They were talking about having the kinds of jobs that only a select number get to enjoy. They wanted to be professional nomads, traveling the world and working digitally. The ones that didn’t care about work had huge adventure bucket lists. They’d talk for hours about their plans, some of which that sounded so big that it’s hard to believe they could happen. Then they would turn to me and say “Anna, what do you want?”

“A house on the outskirts of town. A husband. Some kids. A horse. A job that allows me to afford it.”

“That’s it?”

“It’d be really awesome if I could get some of my novels published too. I’d like to have people read them.”

That’s all I want, those are my biggest dreams. They say shoot for the moon and if you miss you’ll land among the stars, but maybe I want to land on a three acre lot somewhere in North Carolina.

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Dealing with Roadblocks:

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It’s safe to say that we’ve all been held up by something we could have lived perfectly happy without. And it’s safe to say that when we are held up by these things we often get frustrated and annoyed. It’s only the natural response, when things are in our way we like to move them, but often times things are much to large to simply push out of our paths.

I could list a million little roadblocks that I’ve come across, the most recent one being this awful case of Lyme I have currently. My beautiful summer plans for after graduation disappeared. I haven’t moved out because I haven’t been able to pick up all the work I would need too. In fact, if I had moved out I’d have to move back in. I feel like I’m not making much progress and I’ve missed out on things I was looking forward too (including a postponed trip to NYC.)

Roadblocks suck, and dealing with them isn’t always easy. Sometime the only way to deal with them is to wait, and if you’re anything like me waiting seems almost unbearable at times. So what do you do? How do stand behind a roadblock and just deal with it?

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In My World:

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So, senior year is almost here and I’ve been trying my best to be prepared for it when it comes. Tonight I start part-time at a fro-yo shop in town, and will continue to work there through the school year. I (hopefully) will be able to build up my savings account a little before I graduate into the unknown.

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