The most fulfilling parts of my life have been when things are better than I could have ever dreamed. People always say to chase your dreams, but you can’t chase something you have never imagined coming true.
The times in life that have been least fulfilling have been when I’m chasing other people’s dreams for me — becoming a lawyer, designer, varsity volleyball player, a nice sweet girl.
The best times in life have been when I’m trying out “unpopular” things — and end up having fun with them: cross country, musical theater, ballroom dancing, marathon running, library science, user experience research, etc.
I’m not a mainstream kind of girl — I know that from being Annie in the musical Annie when I was 8 years old. I really didn’t like being the center of attention, being the lead role, being what ever girl “thinks” they want to be. I just wanted to be Tessie, or Molly. One of the smaller roles, and kick ass at it.
I can’t tell myself to dream big… I’d rather be open minded… try things I’ve never done before… try things most people don’t do… and seeing what comes my way. Instead of dreaming big, I tell myself to “try big.” Because if you never try you’ll never know…
Do you chase dreams? Do you let dreams chase you? Tell me what you think in the comments!