“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein
A conversation was sparked the other day with a young lady who I had never met before, but was uniquely fascinated with what I was doing with this life I’ve been given. She was telling me about her close friend who had wished to go to school for baking and pastry arts, but didn’t see it as a reality due to a number of reasons. Then, she said something that stuck with me. She told me I was living a dream that so many longed to live. I honestly didn’t think much of it at the moment, but later it sank in.
I don’t always view my journey through school as something I dream of, rather I dream of the destination after school. I realized that this is all part of the dream, it’s not necessarily where you’re going, it is about how you get there. To be such a cliche statement, it has given me an entirely new perspective on this small season of life that I am currently hiking through.
Maybe you’re like me and you’re working towards your dream job or a huge goal. If that is you, don’t forget to bask in the steps you are taking to get to that dream. After all, if it weren’t for the steps along the way, we would never reach the finish line. Maybe you’re someone who is just enjoying every day as best as they can. If that’s you, KEEP DOING IT- what you are accomplishing is no small task. These moments are the mile markers to signify that you are going in the right direction. You are living your dream (and if you’re not, stop what you’re doing right now and take the leap)- try to remember that the journey is half the adventure.