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.


  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!

  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!

  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!

  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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