Thought of the Day

Investing in Dreams Instead of Simply Dreaming

For the first time in about a year, I returned to fulltime work. It felt weird at first, but it didn’t take long for me to settle into a groove, especially given the benefit of having more income.

In the past, I would have probably used my newfound earnings on post-work drinks, weekend parties, and whatever random thing I decide to buy on Amazon even though I didn’t actually need it.

I’m looking at you, Thor costume.

Don’t ask.

After getting laid off last year, I realized instead of getting caught up in the game of spending money of inconsequential “stuff,” I’m going to focus on reinvesting in myself and the life I want to create for myself. Por ejemplo…

AP Spanish class, sucka!

…My whole blog situation here. It’s more of a passion than a hobby nowadays so I’m going to treat it as such even if the rest of the world thinks I’m crazy for it.

Well… some of the world. You know who you are.

I got some new hosting and cloud backup storage. I had to grab a couple domain names too. At some point I’m going to see about a marketing budget. This is a big thing for me.

It’s interesting how being laid off gave me this sense of freedom to actually pursue a dream rather than just talk about it. For YEARS – hell, since I’ve been a kid – I’ve started an idea/project/whatever only to leave it unfinished. If ever I had a character flaw, that would be it. I just lose interest extremely quickly.

ADD is a mofo, y’all.

I’m taking a different approach this time around. I don’t know what the end goal is for anything that I’m doing right now. I’m just doing it because that’s what feels right. So I’m going to nurture that. I trust my gut, despite it being more out of shape than I’d like at the moment.

Yeah, yeah, I’m working on that too.

Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is I feel more people, if they have the means to do so, should invest in what feels right to THEM. Don’t be held back by the judgment of others or the expectations of society. I mean, I can’t be the only one out there who fell victim to social pressure to some capacity. Hell, some of it is as subtle as what actually shapes the things we value in life. I can tell you there are things I thought I once cared about, but now I realize I only cared because other people cared.

I’m not saying this applies to everyone, but if you can relate to any of this, take it from me, it feels awesome to invest in a dream. There’s no success or failure, just the journey. I’ll do the best I can, of course.

But I guess that’s why it’s called a passion.

Peace out, party people.

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