We’ve all heard the stories of Cinderella. Just an average girl, that was dealt a rough hand (and no, I don’t mean in poker). Guys, things were hard…she had struggle after struggle, but did she let that stop her!? Absolutely not.
She dreamt of making a life for herself, and being exactly who she wanted to be. And let me tell you, home-girl was wise. She knew that it does no good to sit around WISHING, if you’re not actually DOING.
Now of course, not all of us are lucky enough to get a sparkly fairy godmother, and a pumpkin-turned carriage…but that shouldn’t deter you from accomplishing whatever it is that your heart sets out to do! We all have our own journey. Remember that.
Believe me, I know first-hand how hard it is to get caught up in today’s world. So many opinions, standards, rules, and regulations. How can you be expected to not take it personally!? It just breaks my heart to think that there are people out there, scared to live the life that they dream of, all because of someone else’s ideology! It isn’t right.
I for one, did NOT go to college… I knowww I knowww. (cue the gasps) Never in my life have I envisioned myself going to a university! Not because I think it’s wrong, but because it was never the right fit for me and my aspirations. And you know what? I’m sure I disappointed people.
Maybe they won’t admit it to my face, but I could feel the judgey looks and eye rolls each time it was mentioned. And guess what? THAT IS OKAY! It is no one else’s business what YOU do with your life!
While I didn’t spend 4+ years furthering my education, like most of my peers, I did start up my very own clothing store at the age of 20! Not the same route most take, but it was the right one for ME! That is all that matters.
All I’m trying to say here, is that the world will repeatedly try to tear you down. It will knock you over and laugh at your failures along the way. But that’s what makes us stronger. Only you know what’s best for you, and only you can make that decision. Follow your heart and your passions and you’ll see that proving them wrong is just part of the fun!
Whether you have the magical dreams of Cinderella, or the grand plans of Rapunzel, please know that it’s 157% okay. No one lives the same life, and no one has the exact same path. But we all have a dream. One way or another, deep deep down, it’s there… Reach in, find it, and make it happen! One. Step. At. A. Time.
And in the end, when you’re living happily ever after…those people who said you wouldn’t make it, will be reading all about it in the story books!
The choice is yours. Now go get started, Princess! (Or Prince. It’s 2019. You do you.)