The Land of Dreams Unfulfilled


Where do dreams go to die? Where do they go to get the possibility sucked out of them? Where is the land of dreams unfulfilled?

I want to know, so I can stay far away from that place.

I fear. I fear being one of those people who had so many dreams and aspirations yet ends up working 40hrs a week as the supervisor at the Post Office. No one  aspires to do that, so how do they end up that way? How does someone end up being the customer service rep at  Insight Cable? I go to pay my bill, but can’t help staring at the woman behind the counter forcing myself not to ask her: “What happened? How did this become your life?” I want to ask the middle-aged Walmart cashier “what happened?”

I want to know, so I can be sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to me.

I have a lot of dreams. I haven’t nailed down exactly what I want to do, but I do know it involves writing and being in front of a camera. I was talking to a friend last night and he asked me what my passion is. I have no idea. That’s a terrible thing.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” -Unknown

That’s a scary thought. I need to figure out a plan. I don’t want to be that 35-year old woman selling baked goods at Cheryl’s cookies at Easton, unmarried, no kids. That’s a big “L”. But it happens ALL the time. I don’t want that to happen to me.

I want to be successful. I just need to define success for myself. I don’t really know what success looks like, but I do know what it doesn’t look like: living paycheck-to-paycheck, divorced — or worse –perpetually single, overweight, and unsatisfied with my life. That lifestyle is not for me. If I’m going to live in this world, I’m going to be a success. There is no other way.

I just want to know how to get there. I assume it’s little, seemingly meaningless, daily decisions that lead up to a lifestyle of success. I don’t think it’s the big decisions that ruin people’s lives. It’s the small ones that they don’t think matter –those are the decisions that add up to a disaster…or to an overall success story.

I want to look at my life in ten years and be happy with the decisions that I’ve made. The way to do that is to look at my life every day and be happy with the decisions that I’ve made. I’m on the road to success and I’m staying as far away from “the land of dreams unfulfilled” as possible…

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