Everyone has dreams. Sure, some people pretend that all things fail and life has no point. However, even they hold a secret candle of hope burning for something. Perhaps owning a new dog or seeing a shooting star. Those might seem like simple pleasures, but they might be someone’s deepest dream.
Today, I presented my senior capstone on Professional Writing. My last point in it addressed my future plans and dreams: learning and working at the Disney College Program, continuing my blog, teaching English in South Korea, freelancing for clients, and receiving my doctorate at Oxford University. A couple of these might take 10 years or more (South Korea and Oxford). However, that does not stop me from starting to work to achieve them now.
Often, we can feel ashamed of our dreams. Perhaps they seem too grandiose to be truly accomplished. Conversely, you might think that they are not interesting enough to share. Other times, mental illness can make us anxious about speaking up or too depressed to envision a better life.
I want to encourage you to be open and enthusiastic about your goals. Shout them out to the world! Do you long to be the first person on Mars? That might not happen, but that shows your longing for adventure, discovery, and bravery. Are you hopeful to be an aunt or uncle? That is not a silly dream but a beautiful testament to your devotion to family and children.
As you can see, there is more to a dream than simply accomplishing it. Having a goal or vision can help you to grow. It also shows people what type of person you truly are. So, try to be honest and enthusiastic about what you hope the future holds. Do not be afraid to share what makes you passionate, loving, joyful, and awestruck.