“Way out in the water, see it swimming.” -Trampled By Turtles
At least once a year, I question what I want to do with my life. Where I want to live. What I want to be when I grow up. What do I believe. Who will I follow and what brings me total happieness? I base my life around goals and dreams. Often, I find myself getting slapped in the face and having to move on. That, is the beauty of it.
There is a fine line between an obtainable goal and a goal that is just so robust that not even the most achieving person can complete. I set many goals that will never be met. Even though subconsiously I know that goal will never be met, I still set it anyways. I know that I will become disappointed at some point, it happens. We can only control our future to a certain extent. There is a certain joy that always follows disappointment. Even though there is disappointment, I still set huge goals. Behind that goal is a special drive that is unlike any other. That drive takes over my life and helps me take the necessary steps to become successful. Without goals and dreams, what do we have to live for? What is the one thing that makes us wake up every day? Is it family? Is it the person you’ve woken up next to? Something has to drive us to see another day.
The difference between a goal and a dream… nothing. In my opinion, nothing. My dreams are my goals and my goals are my dreams. I dream about waking up in the mountains one day and going out for morning kayak around the lake. I dream about climbing The North Face and Half Dome. I dream about living in Seattle and drinking a cup of coffee watching the Orcas swim by. I also dream about having a beautiful family with the man that I love. I dream about living to be 100 and just embracing life. I dream about pure happiness.
Recently, I have taken the time to think about my future and where I want to be in the next few years. What I want to be doing and who is going to be by my side cheering me on the whole way. I now know my purpose. I understand why I am here today. It is an enlightening and rich experience to understand what your purpose is in life. It makes me want to collapse and be flooded with emotion. My future is bright, and so is yours. Where is your mind?
Who is going to be cheering for you?