a dream I dreamed

tiffany-71I was having a conversation with someone earlier this week about my age, though this isn’t going to be about my age…

This isn’t exactly where I thought I’d be when I was 22. 

Where did you think you would be?

I don’t know. 

That’s a total lie. I do know. You see, I wasn’t one of those kids who went to college and thought about what they wanted to do. I went to college knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to graduate ASAP. I wanted to major in English and either become a writer or an editor. I wanted to move to New York. I wanted to venture into publishing and explore the world of books that I already knew and loved. I wanted so many things, so many life changing things.

But life has changed me. Life has given me new perspective. Life has given me new dreams.

And until this moment when I was asked that question, I hadn’t recollected on those old dreams very much since the day they died. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very proud of what I do, who I have become, and where I am headed. I have poured my heart and soul into something that I never planned on doing. But there are days when I wish I had followed my heart in every single fork in the road.

But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

“I Dreamed a Dream” Les Miserables

 

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