One thing fairytales never taught us growing up (thanks Disney) is just how hard it is to achieve your dreams.
Lately it seems like I’ve spent more nights wondering how many bottles of Tums Cinderella went through as she lay next to her fire at night wondering if her one night in heaven was worth the price.
It’s 4:15 a.m. and all I can seem to think about is how different my life may have been if I had just gone the straight path. Ever since I was little I’ve been a dreamer and no one has ever let me forget it. Once when I was around six or seven I remember my mom telling me if you dreamed about something it would never come true. I spent many years of my childhood crying after dreaming about kissing my crush and then realizing I’d just ruined any chance of ever actually kissing him in real life.
Sorry, Nick Carter. I know that’s the reason we’re not together now.
Dreams are real and very achievable, but they are expensive. Chasing your dream doesn’t mean you’re going to feel an angel guiding you along every step of the way along a carpet of rainbows. If you choose to follow them, you’re going to cry, snot and probably end up a major caffeine addict. The caffeine part really isn’t all that bad, though.
Motivation is the hardest obstacle to overcome. If you allow yourself to be easily misled then you’re going to do everything you can to find an excuse not to make progress. “My muse is on vacation… I’m tired… Its too cold outside… My coffee pot is empty and the midgets who live in the top part are on strike…”
GET OFF YOUR ASS AND JUST DO IT!
Cinderella’s story painted us a picture of a girl who overcame all odds to be with the man she loved. We didn’t read about her crying herself into a wall-staring coma or praying to whatever god exists to turn back the clocks to before the night of the ball so she could at least be ignorant once again of just how beautiful it was to live her dreams.
Okay, so Cinderella is a really bad example. Have I mentioned it’s 4:24 a.m. and my brain is not yet caffeinated because it’s 4:24 a.m.?
Anyway… It’s time to stop making excuses. No one should be allowed into your heart or head who isn’t capable of encouraging you to grow and become the best version of yourself you can be. The excuses need to stop whether they’ve been placed in your head by a) another person b) laziness c) The Flying Spaghetti Monster
Stop reading this blog post now and spend at least 15 minutes working towards your goal. If you don’t have a goal then spend 15 minutes today setting one and figuring out a plan to achieve it. It may not be worth much, but I believe you can do it and I don’t even know you.
My goal: To write 5,000 in my beloved MG WIP. If I can write a 500 word blog post without caffeine I can write 5,000 on my story with caffeine.