“You are magic. Don’t ever apologize for the fire in you.”
This one goes out to all the dream chasers. The courageous, forging their own path, heart followers. The daring to be different, I can have more believers. The 2 am, coffee in hand, quietly, still chugging along-ers.
I know the struggle is real. REAL HARD. But it is also so worth it.
There will be people that tell you that you can’t do it. They might tell you that you are being childish, flighty, unrealistic. But I am here to tell you that they are WRONG. They say you’re a dreamer like it’s a bad thing. They might tell you that you live with your head in the clouds.
They don’t see you. But I do.
I see you get up every morning and try again, even when yesterday didn’t feel like a win. I see you working two jobs, or tucking your kids in and then getting back to work in the makeshift dining room/office. I see you working, going to school, staying up all night at your computer because after work you had dinner to prepare and bedtime stories to read. I see you smile when people ask about your “real job”, and when they call your life’s work a hobby. I see you. Working hard, working your butt off for this dream that you are making a reality.
You have created something from nothing.
And THAT is something to be proud of. Despite the naysayers, the critics and even that scared little voice inside you, your heart roared louder. You looked fear, the odds, the expected, and even the norm, straight in the eyes, and said, “This is something I have to do.” Pursuing your dreams is not for the faint of heart. It takes a strength that they cannot begin to comprehend. But don’t let THEIR fears stop you.
You, my friend, are FEARLESS. You are courageous, fierce and strong. A life of mediocrity would never be enough to feed your soul. For within you rages a wildfire. And this passion that burns within you will not easily be put out. Your passion burns brighter than your fears, and because of that you know that you could never settle for a conventional life. Because of that you will achieve greatness others dare not dream of.
Today you might feel like a delicate candle, flickering in the wind of their doubt. And maybe even your own doubt. Don’t lose hope. That tiny flame can ignite and set the whole world on fire. YOU can set YOUR whole world on fire. I believe in you. Lets pour some gasoline on this dream and chase after it like it is the very air we breathe. Like this is your one shot, your one chance, your one life to live. Make it worth it.
Keep chasing, keep following, keep believing. And don’t ever stop chugging.