Another decade has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Seems like just yesterday we were ushering in 2010, looking forward to all that it promised to bring us. Wondering what new innovations and discoveries awaited us within the decade. Will we get cars that fly? Will we discover other life forms? What the hell was in those damn Scooby Snacks? You know, important questions.
There were some cool things that we were able to see. We got “self-driving” cars (minus a few hiccups), two royal weddings, babies were born, and we put an end to a couple of tyrants. America elected the very first African-American president for two terms and then……….well.
With the good, of course, there is always bad. Charlottesville, #MeToo (because we even had to let it get this bad), a rise of mass shootings, several unarmed black killings. It seemed as if every day that we turned on the news, something else horrible had occurred. We questioned everything and everyone. In a sense, we began to lose faith.
We pushed and kept moving forward, trying all that we could to find our light in the world. Many of us did; I was one of them. We took a leap of faith and moved out of New York to North Carolina. I left a job that I had been in for twenty years with an employer that was more family than a boss. We left friends and family and the convenience of the city for the virtually unknown. And it was the best decision we could have made.
We both found our passions in life; his music and my writing. I always knew music was his passion, but me? Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined that I would have two published novels under my belt. NEVER. Sure, in school I had no problems doing papers or essays for assignments but did I think that would translate into book writing; absolutely not. It’s funny how fate has different plans for you.
With the start of a new decade, comes new goals and dreams. There is no limit to the untapped potential that can be reached. This is the perfect time to have your destiny fulfilled and your wishes granted. The world is our oyster and it is up to us to crack it and find our niche in life. Will it take some hard work? Yes, it will. But nothing worth it is ever easy.
In this crazy game of life, we all have to find what drives us. What is that one thing that brings you utter joy? Don’t be afraid to step out on faith and go for what you desire. Some of the craziest dreams have turned out to be some of the things that has shaped American history. Your dream might not be a big as the light bulb, but it is important none the less. So, go out grab it and live it.
Here is the motto for the next ten years: Dream Big Achieve All. Don’t just say it, let’s live it!