Following your dreams

I’m a dreamer. I’m one of those people who think big, who have enormous visions, and live to fulfill them. At the same time I’m a realist, and I almost never set goals that aren’t actually achievable. Some of them requires a lot of work and some of them will never actually be fulfilled, but that doesn’t make them less important. I believe that in order to progress in life, you have to take risks.

I’ve always been a good student. Top grades, high attendance (except from illness) and committed. I’ve been asked how I have so much motivation, how I’m able to study as hard as I do. I will never be able to explain how I do it, but I manage to keep myself very self motivated. When most people would give up, I work through it. I have to. I’m probably going to be one of those people who work their ass off for a low salary, just to do what they love. It’s all about having dreams, and goals, and be sure to work towards them.

Now you may think that I have a very set goal for my education. I really don’t, actually. I have some general things that I want to do, as for example get a good grade in a certain subject. I also have the ambition to study in the US in a few years. I have a few general guidelines of what I’d like to study, but I’m far from set on something yet. I have a broad perspective, and always try to look at other ideas, possibilities. As said, I’m a realist. My absolute dream would be to study, work and live in New York. Sounds awesome, and it may happen, who knows, but I also know that it isn’t an easy choice. It’s expensive, and it’s a lot of competition. Does that make it less motivating? Absolutely not.

I believe that if you want to achieve something, you have to make it happen. It’s not going to come to you, you have to create your opportunities. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. A career and life itself, is a constant fight. That may sound unappealing, but it really is just about putting an effort into making things happen.

Sometimes things won’t go as planned. All our dreams won’t come true. But if you really work for it, try your hardest, then you will at least reach the ones that make you happy. So, how unrealistic they may be, follow your dreams and don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But if you don’t ever take risks, how fun is life going to be?


Photo by Josh Libatique

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