Chasing Dreams

Hello my dear internet friends!

This topic has been on my mind for quite some time so I thought I'd share it with you and hear your thoughts. In short, this topic is: Follow Your Dreams! 

I've just been thinking that it is so sad that there are people in this world who don't or can't fulfil their dreams and do what they love. I have a lot of dreams of what I want to do in my lifetime and I am going to try my best to make those things happen. I'm already studying the course that I need to be an Occupational Therapist (which is my ideal career), and I am pursuing my hobby of musical theatre. I am so lucky to have the opportunities that I have had in the past and the ones that may come in the future. Everything happens for a reason and I think we all learn from our past experiences and these experiences shape who we are and may even change our dreams and plans. 

It's interesting even just looking back at the past seven years and seeing how my life has changed, the things I have learnt and how my dreams have changed. When I was thirteen I started volunteering at a horse riding centre for children with disabilities because I loved horses and wanted more experience with them seeing as I couldn't own a horse myself. Then I realised that I ended up loving the children more than spending time with the horses and knew that helping people with disabilities was something I wanted to do. A few years passed and I was trying to choose a university degree to apply for and I came across Occupational Therapy. The thing is, it didn't sound perfect to me but it was the one that I was interested in the most and involved helping people with disabilities. I knew that I wasn't the best at communication and that I'm quite a shy person. Now one and a half years into my degree, I aced my communication subject in first year and I feel like I'm a much more confident person now. Even if I sometimes need to 'fake it 'til I make it'. I feel like OT is the right place for me to be and I can't wait to see where it takes me.

Even with theatre, before I started drama classes when I was 13, I thought that I would be terrible at acting. Turns out that it became one of my favourite subjects and is now my hobby. My friends and I wrote and performed a show in grade 12 and I've been in two professional shows so far. I know that I'm not good enough to make it in the theatre business but I can certainly have it as a hobby. Theatre makes me so happy and I hope to be involved in it for the rest of my life. 

It's strange that the two things that I'm so passionate about now, were not even on my radar a few years ago. We can all change so much and learn new things about ourselves through our experiences. I know that the dreams that I have now may not even be on my mind in a few years and although that's kind of scary, I think it's a good thing. God has a plan for my life and I know that I am going to do my best to follow my dreams because they make me who I am. 

Are you going to follow your dreams or forget them?

Whatever you do, just don't stop dreaming.