I believe they are the most precious thing a person can have.
Call it what you like: aspirations, ambitions, hopes, wishes, plans. Our dreams are what make us feel human and alive.
My dream is to touch people with my words but I am often scared by the thought that they are not good enough.
Spelling, grammar, forming a sentence and the dos and don’ts of writing; all of these things can be difficult for some to grasp, but they can all be taught. To use the same words we are all given to create something beautiful and moving, now that can be a challenge.
I often read books or short stories and wish I had written them (or at the very least, I wish I had the idea first). Sometimes I read a sentence so beautifully constructed that I become torn between admiring it and slaying the green-eyed monster. Sometimes this fear of underachieving becomes too much.
It is easy to let life’s nuisances become excuses. The excuses as to why I didn’t write creatively any more started when I left university eight years ago. I blamed life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve achieved a lot in those eight years, it’s just writing was always meant to be part of the deal.
(It doesn’t help when my parents tell me wonderful stories of talented 15-years-olds who have already published their latest best sellers.)
I urge anyone who is ready to give up on their dream to really dig deep and find the courage to see it through.
Sometimes there are reasons to put your dreams on hold and perhaps I shouldn’t be so hard on myself when I don’t spend all evening writing.
Life does get in the way of dreams but you should never let that beat you. Take a day off, heck take a week off, but never ever drift too far away from achieving your dreams.
After all, they really are the most precious thing a person can have.