“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit; stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
After reading these words, not too long ago, in one of those mornings lying in bed and thinking to myself, I realized that I knew exactly who I didn’t want to be one day…
Someone who sat around doing nothing while complaining that her life wasn’t going the way she wanted it to, someone who easily falls into a routine and gets too comfortable with the way things are, someone who didn’t reach her goal because she was too scared of getting out from the comfort zone.
We usually think if our life and work are good, why change them and risk things getting worse?
I recognized right away that I needed to change my own life and pursue one of my dreams…after that everything could be possible… I came to the understanding that it wasn’t too late for me to work on my goal, I came to the understanding that, if I wanted it to happen, I was going to have to make it happen.
So I did it… I moved to the city that always gave me that sparkle in the eye…
So many people have great ideas, huge dreams, and lofty goals, but how many people actually take action? I don’t want you to be one of those people who dreams of something and never works to make it a reality. However, making dreams a reality can often involve risk and risk is a scary thing. It’s hard to put faith in yourself and really believe that you have the ability to do whatever you want to do. But that’s what I did … I believed in myself and with this I want you to do the same!
Now I’m working toward that goal and, lucky for me, I’m not alone. I have so many wonderful, supportive people in my life and I know they will help me take these dreams of mine and turn them into something I can hold in my hand. It’s not going to be easy, but I have a good feeling that, in the end, it will all be worth it… And, as George Elliot said, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
Photography by: Matt Galan