I never saw myself as a writer, a voice actor, a singer … and yet as I look back, it should have been terribly obvious. I was in writing programs in several grades, I used to read books aloud (long books) and I would make up songs all the time, and yet I never pictured myself making a living doing these things.
Right now I do public affairs work for the Air Force Reserve, go to school, do voice work on the side and work slowly on my first fiction series. Eventually I want to subsist on writing and publishing novels, doing voice work, doing graphic design and getting into management analysis and consulting.
Wow, did I just do the whole blog in four paragraphs? Let’s extrapolate a bit.
Um … honestly, I’m not sure I have much more to say. For those of you who read often, you have read likely more times than you care to count my intentions career-wise. I don’t think I need to beat the dead horse more than I already have.
In short, I’m on the doorstep of turning 30, but I plan on living to 120. I could have screwed up the first 60 years of my life and I’d still have time to do what I want. I’m 30 and I’m working toward learning how to be what I want to be. There are things I want to do and businesses I want to build and lives I want to live, a wife to earn and children to raise.
I’ll live my life as I want, free of cultural obligations. My obligations are God-given and self imposed. I am free because God made me free, and I will execute my life according to that freedom.
What are you doing, or not doing, in your life that you want to do? What is holding you back? What are you LETTING hold you back versus is intractable?
Choose, my friends, and pursue. Even if you’re raising kids and can’t pursue your dream until they’re gone due to time constraints, etc. Start planning now! Figure out what you have to do to get where you want and start training, learning and building now. Your kids will benefit from watching you pursue your dream and you’ll benefit by living for more than your kids.
Dreams are inside of you for a reason. Don’t waste them!