Have you ever had a dream?
Has there ever been something in your life that you wanted so bad that you could almost taste it?
Last year, I shared with you about my husband’s and my story about our dream, in the article, Never, Ever Give Up on a Dream. Your responses were so encouraging and so supportive. I couldn’t be more blessed with such an amazing online community.
This article is a follow-up to that one. In the previous article, I shared our journey of almost 3 years, 30 rejections letters, another year of retaking classes, more volunteering and a fancy certification to be accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.
I remember my mom singing the lyrics to the song, Happy Talk from the musical, South Pacific, “You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?” The words are true, aren’t they?
I wanted to take some time this month and follow-up with you. This journey of going after our dreams didn’t end with Seth’s acceptance letter or when he started school. In fact, the journey to get into school was just the beginning.
The Half Way Point
This month, we hit the half way point in his schooling. He is 18 months in and has 18 months to go. You know, I have to be honest. 18 more months is a really long time.
There was a point when we were pregnant with our daughter when my husband, Seth, hadn’t been offered a spot in the program yet. I remember thinking that this moment is the hardest moment we had faced yet.
That was until we faced being in school raising our toddler with both of us balancing multiple jobs.
You Can Do Anything You Set Your Mind To
When they tell you, you can do anything you set your mind to, they leave out the part that anything you really want, you have to work for it and I mean work hard for it.
Thankfully, We Are Not Doing This Alone
My husband has a dream of becoming a physical therapist and I’m fully 100% behind him and always have been. Even when we’ve been so disappointed, we’ve always had each other’s back.
We are also blessed to have other people in our lives that have our backs, too. They call us and check in with us. They are supportive and very gracious. We even have friends who’ve been through this process themselves.
I also have shared our story with you and your encouragement has been so empowering.
Going After Our Dreams Isn’t Going To Be Easy
Whether our dreams are to have a successful online business or an income-generating blog, we have to put the work into it.
The cool thing is that, while 18 months feels like a long time…we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In 18 months, Seth will walk across that stage and achieve a dream that will be almost 8 years in the making.
It’s My Turn to Encourage You
Whatever your dream is, if you don’t yet have one take the time to set it, drink your coffee and dream. Whatever you dream, go after it and never give up. Find people in your life who support you and have your back 100% and cling to them.
If being half way there feels this good, I can’t wait to find out what it will feel like when we make it.
Dream and dream big. Know that any dream is going to take work to get there. Surround yourself with people who get it. You’ll know who those people are by their graciousness towards you. They are the people who have your back. And Never, Ever Give Up.
What is your dream? Please tell me about your dream in the comment section below.
Have a wonderful week everyone, and thank you again for all of your support.