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This Way or That Way?

This Way or That Way?

Don’t you wish life had a manual? I know it sounds cliché, but it’s true.

When you’re young and dreaming of your life as an adult, you see the world as your oyster. Yet, inevitably, there are naysayers around you who question your intentions. They try to “reason” with you and cause you to second guess if you should do this or be that.  When you’re at that age, many of us don’t realize that we should continue pursuing what we love, no matter the risks involved. If not, you will always wonder what could have been.

Have you also noticed how easy life appears for some and not for others? Either people were already born into privilege or they just happen to have been in the right place at the right time. Or, they are lucky they are related to someone who can help them. I am none of the above; I’ve had to work really hard to get where I am. I am lucky in the sense that I have had loving parents supporting me, but it’s still been an uphill battle to achieve what I have.

Mr. ShuGar has had similar struggles. He’s such a talented artist, yet he hasn’t been able to “make it” because of external factors out of his control. It breaks my heart when I see so much potential in him and Hollywood not come knocking on his door.

I know we are not supposed to think about regrets or think about desiring what others have. This would be too pessimistic. Yet, I can’t help but wonder if I had made different choices where I would be or what I would be doing. What if I had listened to that little voice inside of me that always had an interest in art? Alas, this was not the practical thing to do. Sometimes the risks appear too high and you have to bet on the safe choice.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life were like a hopscotch that guided you step by step to achieving your dreams? You know if you want to be _______ you need to take 6 steps in this direction and….voila! Dream comes true!

Ok, I need to take my head out of the clouds and plant my feet back on the ground. But remember, as the fabulous Blondie says, “Dreaming is free.”