Hello lovelies! ILY the Frosty Kitten is back woooo *fireworks*
Remember when we were kids and our teachers would ask us what we wanted to be when we grew up? I remember having so many ideas about what and who I wanted to be from pet shelter owner to astronaut to chef! Ah the good old days. The days when we looked upon the world with wonder and joy.
I feel like, for me, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt that way about the world or even myself. I did dream once, a few years back, about who I wanted to be because that’s just what I wanted not because it’s what someone else wanted. Sadly, due to circumstances, it remained a dream.
They say that there’s no bigger tragedy than regret, so let me tell you what I learned from regret. I learned that it’s (almost) never too late to get back to the drawing board and reimagine yourself. It’s never too late to dream again and work for it. And I mean really work for it. I also learned that there would be a lot of naysayers everywhere you go, no matter what you do and what you achieve, there will always be the one (hopefully just one) person to try and downplay your hard work, to tell you it’s not good enough. That’s okay. We need those people too! Yea that’s right. We need them. We need them to remind ourselves that we don’t have to please everyone, and that we have a long way to go if we are hurt by their words; if you’re going to let a naysayer like that make your heart ache, you’ve got a loooong way to go on the path of self-love and self-acceptance.
Ay, there’s the rub. The main reason we don’t achieve our dreams is because we don’t believe in ourselves. It doesn’t matter what others think. Even if everyone around you was supportive and pushed you towards your dreams, yet you were too scared or lacked too much confidence… you’re not going anywhere. Because if you don’t believe in yourself, you give up on whatever it was that you wanted to start or had started already.
So let’s think about what we can do to have more confidence in ourselves and our abilities. Make some small achievable goals and work for them. Give yourself a little treat when you achieve one of them—for me it would definitely be a nice cold hazelnut frappucino or maybe some new activewear! Pick a treat that brings you joy.
Oh, and make a “crazy” goal too and accept that it may or may not happen, but continue to work for it! No matter what, keep moving forward, step by step, one day at a time and see where it takes you. Maybe you won’t get a Nobel prize or a Pulitzer prize or any prize at all, but the joy of working towards something you love and something you are passionate about will outshine anything else.
I hope today’s post helped you in some way, maybe even if to just put things into perspective, give you a much needed kick in the bum to go and work for your dreams, whatever they may be.
Let me know in the comments what your dreams are and what are some ways you try to work for them—and if you’re not working for them… then what are you waiting for??
Til next time… Stay Frosty!
ILY the Frosty Kitten