If there is one thing that I have learned through the whole pandemic that we are facing, it’s how badly I want to achieve my dreams.
It seems strange to think about, especially in the midst of crisis, but with all of the extra time that the majority of us have on our hands, there has never been a better time to achieve the dreams that we have longed to achieve.
Sure, the circumstances may not be ideal, but a lot of us are also coming to terms with the fact that tomorrow is never guaranteed.
Who cares about what others think of you, how many times you fall on your face, or how many challenges you have to overcome. Make today your day! Use this time to go after your dreams because you will never get it back.
Acknowledging Our Dreams
I have always been a “big city” person. I love traveling to new cities, being in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, and always having the option to do whatever it is that I want to do. Growing up in a relatively smaller town, all I wanted to do when I got older was to live in a city – any city for that matter.
As I grew older, I was able to carry out my childhood dream. After transferring schools a few times, I found myself at a college that was directly in the heart of a city. I was constantly surrounded by people, with things to do, and honestly, I craved the chaos.
I have always been the type of person who overthinks everything, so I made the assumption that if I had surrounded myself with chaos, then maybe I wouldn’t have time to think.
Weird, I know… but it’s the truth.
For the last five years of my life, I have found myself in a similar position. I live in the same city, I work about a mile from where I graduated college, and I have found myself in the midst of the same chaos that I was in five years ago.
Over the last few years, though, my mindset has changed. I am not the anxious overthinker that I once was. While I still struggle with depression and anxiety, it’s not as severe as it has been in the past. I have been able to find a sense of peace and stillness inside of my mind, and to be honest, I now crave that peace and stillness more than the chaos I once sought.
I don’t know how I first heard about it, but I was introduced to “Van Life” about a year ago. Essentially, it’s a conversion van in which the back has converted into a little home.
There is something about the freedom of van life that has captivated me. If I wanted to be in the city, I could drive there. If I wanted some more peace and stillness, I could drive to the country. The options are limitless, and I guess that’s the part of it that I love the most.
Finding Stillness & Focusing On You
During this pandemic, I have realized just how badly I want to achieve these dreams.
It is my dream to travel the country and the world while living that “van life.” It is my dream to someday earn a living through writing. It is my dream to inspire as many lives as I possibly can and to help others through any challenges and struggles that they may be facing.
With the world being shut down, I have found myself staying with my parents in a small town in the mountains of Utah. It is quiet, peaceful, and just this sense of stillness that I feel. It feels like me.
Even during the difficult times that we are facing, I have managed to find myself worrying far less about things that I would normally worry about. I am less anxious, less stressed, and feel happier than I have honestly ever felt before.
This is the feeling that I not only want to continue to feel, but one that I want to help others find as well. There are still going to be challenges and obstacles that I am going to have to overcome, but this is it. This is everything that I want, and now it is solely up to me to go out there and achieve my dreams.
Maybe you are experiencing different circumstances. Maybe you are out of work or have been furloughed. Maybe you are still working but find yourself working from home. Maybe nothing has changed for you and you are just bored. If so, then it’s time that you use this time to go after your dreams.
Use This Time To Go After Your Dreams
The world is at a standstill right now. Many have either put their dreams on pause or have allowed their fears to consume them and have given up.
This is the time where leaders and those who want to achieve their dreams badly enough will prevail and show their true strength. Life is always going to present us with many obstacles and challenges, but if you want to achieve the success that you envision for yourself, then you need to be willing to continue to pursue your dreams and overcome life’s obstacles and challenges at any given cost.
As you find yourself with more time on your hands, use this time to go after your dreams. Focus on you, focus on your health, and focus on achieving your dreams. Be a step ahead of everybody else when the world returns back to a sense of normalcy.
There are so many individuals out there who are giving up on their goals right now. If you want to stand out and show what you are made out of, then this is your time! There has never been a better time than now, so make today count and hold nothing back,
Before You Go
Believe it or not, there has never been a better time in the history of your life to reinvent yourself. When everything goes back to normal people will go back to old habits, will scramble to get back on their feet, and will try to continue right where they left off.
If you want to get ahead, then you need to be willing to do what others won’t today so that you can do what others can’t tomorrow. This is the time to buckle down, to learn, to study, to grow, and to become the best individual that you can possibly be. Seize this moment for the opportunity that it is and create the life you have always dreamed of achieving.