Jennifer Winters Writes About Childhood Dreams – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters
Written by Jennifer Winters
As a child, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I always went with what everyone else said: A firefighter, a policewoman, a doctor. When really none of these things did I ever inspire to be.
At a young age do you really know what you want to do or who you want to be? Dreams are like clouds, they are scattered up in the sky, some are brighter than others, and some are darker, it doesn’t mean we still can’t reach for them. I am pretty sure Brittney Spears didn’t say my biggest dream is to get popular and then become one of America’s “pop disasters. Or something a little more realistic, no one really dreamed of being a high school drop out and barely making rent. If dreams didn’t exist reality wouldn’t really be what it is. Over a slow period of time we discover what we are good at, and things we should maybe lay to rest. I was offered a job being a financial advisor this afternoon, not a dream nor an aspiration, and trying to convince myself, well this is fast money it will be great I don’t have to worry and so on. If something is too good to be true, it probably is, there is no harm taking a peek at it, just knowing when to walk away. After many years of struggling with who I want to be, jumping from career to career at barely 30, I had to stop and do that “map of your life” chart to figure out who am I? Self-believe is going to get you far to your dreams. I still want to get on the red carpet and win an award, it is duo able, but am I willing to do the work to get it? Probably not, I, however, do want to help people and build a house for humanity within the next few years. This is not to win an award, but something I have always wanted to do. We live in such a world of (can’t, won’t, don’t,) that we sometimes forget that we can. We only have the present to make the future, in my opinion, I would rather fall on my face falling knowing I tried to do whatever I was I wanted to, rather than finding a faster way to do it. There are always two roads to go down, just pick the one that suits you!