Jennifer Blake: you do not need to do it all now.

you do not need to do it all now.

September 26, 2013

I have so many dreams. I have so many goals and big ideas I want to accomplish. I am of course currently working on some of them, but I have so many more and sometimes I get this thought that I have to do it all now. Do you ever get that way? I am 24 and I feel like I should have accomplished more or be working on more of my goals, but yesterday something clicked.

I am young.

I have my whole life in front of me and I have so much time to accomplish all of my goals. Sometimes my dreams and plans feel all over the place, like they don't mesh and I should just forget about some of them. But what I thought about yesterday is why give up on a dream just because you think it might not fit with other dreams. For instance I dream of working a job that is flexible, possibly from home, and lets me be creative. Well right now I am in school for a job that I certainly cannot do from home, the hours could be somewhat flexible I suppose, and it does let me be creative to a certain extent, and feel like since I am putting all this money into school that occupational therapy is the only thing I am allowed to do for the rest of my life...and its not. This is just one path, one stepping stone. I have my whole life to make my other dreams happen. I do not need to do it all now. Timing is key. Patience is key. I decided to stop pushing away the dreams I have because I don't think they fit with the other dreams I have. I have decided to keep them in my mind and write them down, because I know one day I can make them happen.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you wrote this, because this is something I learned recently, too (I'm 26), and I just can't believe now that I was so set on figuring it all out. Any set back or job that wasn't a dream job made me feel like I would be stuck there forever, never happy, and that I couldn't branch out from it because I'd never get to do anything else. See all the ultimatums I created for myself? Ha! Anyway, as much as possible, I encourage my slightly younger friends that it isn't the end of the world, and like you said, when you're young, your whole life is in front of you!

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  2. Isn't it crazy when we take a step back and look at all the ultimatums we give ourselves and how much pressure we put on ourselves! So happy you commented and glad I am not the only one!

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  3. Amen sister! We live in such a hurried world, we really do need to remind ourselves to slow down sometimes and realize we have time to accomplish everything and anything we want too!

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  4. I'm the same way. For years now I've had the same goal, but suddenly I'm in a new job that I love and I don't know what will happen to those dreams. But whatever it is I know it will all shake out. This is a great post. Thanks for sharing!

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