Well, it’s currently 1am here, have just got in from an epic gig from my absolute favourite band of all time – the Manic Street Preachers and oops, just remembered that I haven’t written anything for this challenge for D-day (perhaps slightly apt under the circumstances!) so this will be a rather short post I think. (Some of you may be breathing a sigh of relief at being saved from one of my rambles!)
D is for Dream. I love the idea of dreams, it’s just such a multifaceted term. Dream imply fantasy, imagination and that anything can be possible, so perhaps it’s not great surprise that as a writer I feel an attraction to them. But more than that, dreams can also be something real and solid, that we can achieve if we just work hard enough and constantly keep striving.
Being a writer seemed to me for a long time to be an impossible dream, just the idea of actually writing anything seemed like it would never happen. Then it did. The idea of actually getting anything published seemed like it would never happen. Then it did. Of course there’s a long way to go yet, but the only way to ever get there is to believe in your dreams. To always follow them, no matter what.
Don’t let other people talk you out of them. But more than that, don’t let you talk you out of them. Self-doubt, insecurity, time-restrictions, life getting in the way – trust me, I’ve been there! But hang in there, push forward, believe in yourself – because you don’t want to look back and regret the dreams you didn’t follow.
Take care x