Friends, readers…others, I haven’t written in awhile. Frankly, I have been super lost on where to go with these blogs that allow any interested person to see into my messy life. But I think I finally found a point of destination for these writings: I’d like to invite you to join me in this journey of Dream Chasing.
Before you go rolling your eyes on how cliche that sounds please let me explain. See, I had this plan that I was going to release all of these blogs when I finally made it to my glorious dream of becoming a legitimate filmmaker. And then people would say wow she started just like me, pa! Or even, if she can do it, I can do it! Now sit down and drink your milk little Tommy.
I was planning to do that, to release all of these writings, after I “got there” after I “made it.” Then I started to panic because I realized I could be really old by the time I “made it” or what if Donald Trump doesn’t provide enough material by the time I “got there?” You’re right, that’s impossible.
The other thought that surfaced was this is not true Dream Chasing; to keep everything inside because you know it’s safe. Dream Chasing is constantly about putting yourself out there, boldly declaring a result even if you can’t see it, and being okay with failing.
Here is my dream, friends: I would like to become a well respected filmmaker. I’d like to write and produce my own films. It’s a little vague, but it’s a good start.
What is your dream? Maybe you don’t know or you’re not sure if you have a dream or targeted passion inside of you. Maybe you feel like there’s something itching but feel annoyed that you don’t know what it is. Maybe you have a million different interests and always feel like you’re on a rabbit trail. Here’s five signs you might be a dreamer, ready for the chase….
- You make “all or nothing” decisions that really didn’t need to be that big of a deal. Sometimes these decisions don’t have logic behind them, but you trust your instincts more than your logic. i.e. , If I can’t afford to have my own place right now, the only option is to shave my head…wait what?2.You’re constantly frustrated because you feel like life should look like more than it is
Please refer to Figure 4.8 showing an illustration made during my lunch break last week
3.You find yourself declaring random things triumphantly and with authority. And then wondering where that even came from.
“This is where I will live!” -me stepping out of parking garage in Philadelphia as an 11 year old child…4. You’re constantly this mix of brave and scared. You find yourself taking risks, rising to the challenge, but then you stop and doubt yourself because you can’t even do your own taxes.
5.You are inspired easily. All it takes is one youtube like this and you’re ready to quit your day job and go discover the cure for cancer as well as the solution to ISIS. Because we are human beings and we can do anything we set our minds to! GET IT MISTY COPELAND.
So, Dream Chaser friends, I hope that you will embark on this journey with me. I can’t promise that I will one day be directing multi-million dollar films and writing stories that audiences will marvel at for years, but I can promise that I’ll find whatever is in me and whatever has been waiting to surface and share it with whoever needs it…whoever needs to know that their dreams are important and worth chasing.