Have you ever felt like your life isn’t all that interesting? Like the moment when you’re watching a “Doctor Who” episode and you really believe you’re in the TARDIS, with the Doctor, traveling through space and time and then you realize that could never happen and there is no Doctor, TARDIS, and you’re definitely not a time traveler… Or when you’re so emerged in a good fiction novel you believe you’re actually there until you look up and realize you’re sitting in your room… Or when you realize that the day you’re having is just like the one you had the day before and is going to be like the next day and you’re tired of doing the same ole thing EVERY SINGLE DAY… Or you realize you had the same New Year’s Resolution from last year… Or you realize you just ate the same thing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner… Or you realize you’re almost done with high school and get excited, but you still have like 8 more years of higher education…
You get my point. Sometimes, we feel like we want to do something or be someone important. Or, perhaps, we just want a little change. Either way, everyone wants an exciting life. While we will never be able to travel back in history, we ARE able to make history. We can’t live inside of a fantasy world, but we CAN write one. However, I’ve come to the realization that we cannot just make up these fantastical dreams, we MUST do them. It takes effort, pain, and trial. It may even take failure, but it is way more satisfying to have failed at something, than to have never tried at it. Don’t just dream about traveling, DO IT. There are no excuses. If you’ve always wanted to travel, start saving now, start planning it, and, most importantly, start BELIEVING it. Whatever it may be, start BELIEVING. You have to believe in yourself. Wow… that sounded so cliche, but you get what I mean. You can do whatever you set your mind to (well, no you can’t time travel, but again, you get my point).
GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE CLOUDS. Stop dreaming. Now wait a second Ashley, did you just say stop dreaming?! No, of course not (well, yes, I did). Everything starts with an idea or a dream, but it can’t stay there. It won’t become anything, unless we stop dreaming about it and start doing it. Like William Arthur Ward said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” So, just get me straight, I am not a dream basher, I am simply saying that you MUST do something with your dreams. Dreams are just dreams if you do not act on them. So, back to my point, if you want an exciting life, start doing it and stop dreaming about it. Adventures don’t just form all around you, you have to search for one. So start looking for adventures, instead of simply reading about one. Start doing and stop dreaming, you will be surprised at where it might take you. Remember “Toy Story”? (you better, or you had no childhood) Like Woody always said, “Reach for the stars” (don’t just dream about them).