An Open Letter to the Person Scared to Take the Plunge

We all have passions and dreams. For some, those dreams are harder to reach than others. Maybe you’re not in the best place financially to follow your dream of acting or you just don’t feel like you have the time. It happens to all of us.

I’ve always wanted to be a blogger, but I never felt like it was a good time to start in the blogging business. Money was always tight and I never had the free time to devote to a blog with work and school and starting a family.

After finally realizing that I would never truly be happy, I made the quick decision to take the plunge into following my dream. It was hard at first, with most of the financial responsibility falling on my partner, but with perseverance and passion, we are finally in a place where we are comfortable and I’m in a place where I am truly happy.

Before taking the plunge, I was constantly in this dark place. I had quite a few existential crises and it was hard for me to enjoy the things I always used to enjoy. Of course, I loved working in a profession that allowed me to write, but always writing what other people tell you they want gets old and I wanted more creative freedom with my work.

On top of that, I was constantly dealing with friends and family telling me that financial stability should be my number one priority. Of course, I know that’s extremely important in today’s world, but I can’t bring myself to live miserably at a job just so we can survive.

Following your dreams is something that is important to me and as a mom, I try to make sure my daughter knows and understands that no dream is too big and if she works hard at it, she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to.

If you take anything away from this post, let it be this:

Don’t ever let what somebody thinks of you or your passions stop you from reaching even your most far-fetched dreams. For so long, I let what other people thought of me dictate how I lived my life and after I finally said enough was enough, I could not be happier than I am now.