It’s amazing how a simple shift from 11:59pm to 12:00am can mark the start of a new day, a new year, a new path, and new dreams. All the hiccups of 2011 have quickly become hazy fragments. Everything that happened in 2011 are just events & circumstances that can easily be added to my Facebook timeline, but now I’m staring at a blank slate of 2012 waiting to be written.
H.P. Lovecraft once said that “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” He had a very good point. Fear. We’ve all experienced the apprehension that is the essential building block of fear, but 2012 shouldn’t be another year that is wasted. It should be a aggressively progressive journey that leads towards your dream. Whatever your dream is, make it a reality in 2012.
Whether you’re sure or not, but somewhere deep down inside you have a dream(s). In the past I’ve entertained quite a few different dreams, but at the end of the day I just want to be a successful writer. By successful, I mean I want to become an established writer and actually have an impact. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get over my apprehension of NYC and try making it as a writer there. Or perhaps I can end up traveling the world and pursuing my desire to be a travel writer ( I write for a travel site now, but I don’t actually get to travel.)
I can’t exactly where I’ll end up, but that’s the beauty of life. You never know what’s going to happen the next in a few seconds, an hour, the next day, or the next decade. I mean apparently the world is supposed to end in 2012, so I should make every day count and not fret about tomorrow. I have to honestly work on my worrying and annoying trait of over analyzing my future. At this point all I know is I graduate in summer 2012 and whatever happens after that, well it happens. It’s just another day for me to just believe. So instead of worrying like I did in 2011 and wondering about the prospects that lay ahead, I’m going to spend 2012 being spontaneous and taking risks.
Everyday this year is another day. Each day is a chance for me to become a better writer, get my name out there, make mistakes, network, believe in the uncertain future of relationships, and to just live in the moment. I’m going to make the best of the year, and even start actually spending more time in New York. Maybe it’s not such a fairytale to believe I could actually make it as a writer there, or maybe it is. Who really knows? All I do know that in the end it’s just another day, just breathe.another day, just believe. Just breathe. Just believe….
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