So as I was browsing my facebook memories, I came across a note that I wrote in August of 2009. I read this note and found out a couple of things that still remain true today several years later:
- I’ve continued to be just as ambitious NOW as I was THEN
- My goals have changed slightly, but writing with purpose , nonetheless
- I started that blog, THIS BLOG, and the rest is pretty much history. I had no idea I would still be writing 7 years later.
- I’m still destined to be a star…One day! Lol. =) ( Can’t a girl hope?!)
Here is the official post from my Facebook memories:
While sitting home watching late night reality tv, I was suddenly motivated and inspired. The idea of watching other people follow their dreams made me reevaluate my own life dreams. I’ve been watching other people’s reality for so long on tv that I thought maybe it was time i start living more of my own reality.
Just like the “stars” of the tv shows, I have my own dreams. I have talent, but it’s going to waste as I watch other people live their lives. It’s become obvious they didn’t get where they are by sitting around watching other people. So I began thinking it was time I gained a little more passion about what it is I want out of life.
I dream of being a successful journalist in either New York or LA, with my own fashion line.But it’s obvious dreaming is NOT ENOUGH. I began to realize that in order for me to get anywhere, I have to be more dedicated. I have to start taking steps necessary to get to the next level. One of those steps is to simply begin a weekly blog.
This could promote my writing as an aspiring journalist. Every week I plan to post new material and hopefully you all will comment and tell me what you think. As a journalist I want to connect with my audience and touch on things they might enjoy reading.
I want this blog to be both fun and serious, but overall the keyword here is INTERACTIVE. I need as much feedback as possible because you all are my audience. If there are any issues in particular you would like for me to address, feel free to email me.
Hopefully this will help to motivate others to take a stronger stance on the things they want to do in life. Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that going to college is not enough. Sometimes it requires a little more passion to go above and beyond for the things we dream most of in life. Nothing is ever handed to us free in life. There’s so much to learn and always new things to discover. But one thing is for sure: living my own reality beats watching other people live their reality.
Photo: Me, 7 years ago…me oh my..! =/
Photo: Me, NOW 2016
But the concept still remains true as I’ve acted on it more and more over the years. My life can’t just be about watching other people. Action has to occur with the dream, and since 2009 I took that step and my life has never been the same. I started that journey in 2009 and had no idea it would lead me here: full circle.
Thanks for being a part of my journey guys!