Okay, so I know I've been writing about this for weeks. But now it's finally become true! My round trip ticket to London is purchased! An instant feeling of relief came over me as I clicked purchase. Yes, the tickets are more expensive (still got a good deal). Yes, I can't really afford to pay for any of it. And no, I'm not going to give up.
I talked with a good friend of mine yesterday about keeping a picture of hope. To continue moving forward even when I don't feel like it. I may not have the most optimistic outlook on this situation, but I do know the people around me have made a huge difference in the way I see the outcome of all of these trials. So to them I say thank you!
Things I've heard:
"This is a trip of a lifetime." "You won't regret it." "You will see so much growth." "Don't give up!" "The money will come." "Keep looking, knocking and asking."
I got a spark of hope yesterday. Felt empowered to speak about our dreams. I truly believe if you want to do something you can make it happen. If you're passionate and dedicated, you will be able to reach your goal (or some form of it). If only we would stop hindering our dreams...what would you do if you had no financial obligations, relational ties and you would succeed? Okay, have that idea? Now, think about a small thing you can do now that would put you on the first step towards your goal. What little win can you find right now? A small project? Someone to talk with? A skill to learn? So what's next? Keep doing these small tasks. Daily. Weekly. For years. Over time, you will reach you goal, or at least get close to it.
My Lighting for Video workshop instructor, Leonard Henderson, coached gymnastics at the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics. He taught us to never give up. He had a hope to do a double back flip in college and practiced until he could do it perfectly.
That's it. It's just a double back flip. Now, let's see you do one!