Dreams, Giving Up, and the Fine Art of Not Losing Your Sh*t

Giving up is easy.  Being weak of will is easy.  To be strong takes determination, fortitude and a serious umbrella to weather the storms ahead.  Nothing good, nothing worthwhile ever comes from easy.  When things come easy they are often taken for granted and left eventually by the wayside.

I’m a fighter.  I’m a survivor.  I’ve been this way my entire life and I’m not about to stop now.  I’m an independent free-thinker and a proponent for change.  People seem to think that life happens on their schedule, and unfortunately that’s almost never the case.  

You have to take each day as it comes.  Prepare for the future, remember the past, but live in the present.  Let me make this perfectly clear: you cannot live in the past.  Looking constantly at what’s behind you keeps a person from seeing what’s in front of them.  You’re truly unable to move forward.  

A bone of contention for T is that my only dream is to be happy.  When you have a child in your teens, your only goal/dream in life is to raise them right, and prepare them for their life’s goals.  You go to work everyday, nurture them, and do your best to equip them with the tools necessary for their survival.  Dreams are a luxury I was never able to afford.  All I’ve ever wanted out of life was to be happy.  I personally think that’s a noble goal.  

Sometimes I believe that I was placed on this earth to help others realize and achieve their dreams.  Maybe that’s my goal…maybe that’s my dream.  Being there for my son when he says he wants to be a psychologist…or when T says he wants to open a dojo and secure his legacy.  Perhaps I was put here for (the proverbial) you.  Now that’s a thought.

Be strong.

Never give up.

Keep fighting.

Don’t take no for an answer…I know I won’t.



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