So this blog post might be slightly more personal than my usual posts. This one is more focused on something that is occurring to me at the moment. Well, it’s been on my mind for a really long time. This year, I decided to let one of my biggest dreams change. It wasn’t making me happy anymore and it was stressing me out way too much and I felt like I was losing that passion for this goal. It still lingers in the back of my mind because I really don’t like changing my mind about really important decisions. But I did. The past year, I started falling in love with a certain topic within my Criminology major and I’m really good at it and it still allows me to pursue what I’ve always wanted to do. Protect, Defend, & help people. But I have been really hesitant into finding my way and completely being 100% sure that, that is what I want to do. I don’t want to feel like I’m making a mistake. Both topics are important to me and I’d still be doing what I want, just in a different way.
Anyway, I am telling you this because I’ve learned that dreams are allowed to change. Sometimes what you may have planned since you were in Grade 10 will change. Not all dreams change. Sometimes you are just getting to experience something else before going back unto that path. I’m here to tell you to take up opportunities and that it’s not crazy to spice up your life by trying different things. I’ve lived my life playing it safe in almost everything and trust me, It has not been bad but there are times where I played it too safe because I was scared of failing. Don’t be afraid to take up an opportunity. Don’t be afraid to go a different way than what you’ve imagined or want to be in control of.
This year, I did just that. I did my best to do all the things I was so afraid of doing and I’m still working on finishing off that list. It’s been difficult because now I just keep adding more. People say you’re only in your twenties once and you should get to do all of that stuff now. I honestly think, you can chase and have dreams come true, no matter your age. It’s going to take me awhile to be completely and one hundred percent sure of my decision but it’s okay to do just that. Some people just know what they were meant to be doing and sometimes you’re sure but then you find something that you know you’d be giving your all and still love it.
Dreams change every night. Life is different every day. You experience something new with every step you take.
Change is all around us. Embrace the change in your life.
My point is that sometimes we are afraid of our goals changing and not accomplishing one thing in life.
I’m here to tell you that whenever you try something new, you are accomplishing more things, learning and growing as a person. So it is okay if your dreams slightly shift or are gone completely. Sometimes people get worried about what their parents, friends, family, etc will say or think about their decisions. In the end, the only person who should have an opinion about their dreams is just you. Follow your own heart and dreams.