Never Giving Up on a Dream – Halfway to Our Goal

Never Giving Up on a Dream - Halfway to Our Goal

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.

A Follow-Up

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

Christine & SethWhether 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.

Summary

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.

Christine King is a staff writer at R & R Web Design LLC. She is passionate about writing and loves what blogging and businesses can achieve. Armed with her degree in social work, she brings the unique ability to motivate readers in every blog article she writes. She specializes in creating content and writing blog articles for a variety of businesses at R & R Web Design LLC.

29 comments on “Never Giving Up on a Dream – Halfway to Our Goal
  1. Robert Manea says:

    Wow very inspiring article! You are so right! No matter what your end goal is, it always requires a lot of determination and hard work. Congratulations on all of the good things that are happening for the two of you. !8 months to go and there is light at the end of the tunnel!

  2. veronica says:

    Your post today is so timely. My dream has been a series of challenges and disappointments, but through it all, I never lost sight of it, and the difficulties only made me want it more. I am closer than I ever was and it’s wonderful.

    • Hi Veronica,
      Isn’t it great when challenges and disappointments only motivate us? You are so right. They make us want our dreams even more and when we get there, it really is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

  3. I enjoyed this, thank you! I think it’s very true that you can’t have a dream come true unless you have a dream. And making that dream come true is all about follow-through, and takes some work. And the people around you should be the people that will understand and help get you there. It’s important to never give up! You have some great insight!

  4. I think hard work to achieve a dream makes you a better person and Seth will be an awesome physical therapist. We don’t hace a dream, snap our fingers and poof its there. It takes exactly what you and your family have undertaken. I started something in my later years of life. It wasn’t a dream but a surprise awakening to a hidden talent and passion. I keep hitting roadblocks and so now I am moving forward to make my dream of an on-line jewelry business be successful. I work at it 24/7 when everyone thinks I should act retired, meet for lunch, read books, etc. Learning social media marketing and strategy is challenging. I had a very satisfying 30 years as a career counselor and what I am doin now is so enriching. It hasnt materialized financially and when I get hooked on that as a measure of success I’m doomed. So I stay focused on what actions to take and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

    • Hi Roslyn,

      You are so kind! I will make sure to pass on your encouragement to Seth. You are so right, just because you have a dream doesn’t mean it’s going to magically appear in front of you. It sounds like you know that to be true as well. 🙂 It is good to know that we are not alone in working hard for a goal that we haven’t yet achieved. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

  5. Mike says:

    WOW! I love this story. Very inspirational! Keep focused. Can’t wait to see Seth walk across that stage!!

  6. What an incredibly uplifting story Christine. You inspire so many people with each and every blog you write but this one touches peoples hearts! Your husband is a lucky guy and I see wonderful things happening in your future! Thank you so much for sharing! ~ Heidi

  7. Nate says:

    Going after your dream shouldn’t stop you. In fact, it should excite you if anything. I think sometimes when we dare to dream, we’re scared if they actually do come true. I like what you said about finding people in your life that will support you 100%. Love it!

    • Hey Nate,

      So true, dreaming should excite and motivate you. I think when this dream comes true- we’ll be on cloud 9. 🙂 Finding people who “get it” really has been a life saver for us. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks for sharing your story. I know that 18 months sounds like a long time but with all the encouragement you are receiving, I know you both will reach your goals. I am continually working on mine. Some days I feel like I am going one step ahead and then 3 steps back! I keep telling myself that I am still here and that’s enough for now. I just keep reaching for my dreams. There is no other option.

    • Hey Alexandra,

      I’m a big believer that even if your dragging yourself to a goal – you are still making progress and are farther along than you would have been if you had never set the goal in the first place. I think you’re right. These next 18 months will pass by quickly and probably more quickly than the first. Thank you so much for your support.

  9. Joan M Harrington says:

    What a great inspiring story Christine!!! Great post!! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Tina says:

    You are an inspiration and so is Seth. I wish him great success as he continues to follow his dream, and with you by his side I am certain things will complete smoothly and soon he’ll be therapy-ing along and this will be ancient history and a bad memory!!

  11. Gilly says:

    What an inspiring story, it reminds us that living life can be even more enjoyable having a dream, focusing and seeing it through to the end. 🙂

  12. Pat Moon says:

    Congratulations on reaching the half way point on your husband’s dream of becoming a physical therapist. As a physical therapist he will be involved in making other people’s lives better. That is very fulfilling.
    My dream at age 70, almost 71, is to have a successful health and wellness business that is online. My blog is the first step in that process. I’m reaching out to the multitudes online and sharing information about how people can have a better life when they have their health. My goal is to have people reaching out to me for information as well as to use the nutritional products I sell. People read my blog, comment, and seem to love the info I give them however my blog is not drawing them in to purchase my products. Recently I was ready to give up and expressed that to my beloved sister-in-law. She said, “Oh, no, Pat, everyone needs a Pat Moon in their life that they can depend on to be there for them when they have a question about nutrition and how to take care of their health.” That encouraged me. Then a while later I expressed to my husband that maybe I’d just quit and get on with being a retired person. At that point, he reminded me of what my sister-in-law had told me. His encouragement has kept me moving forward.
    Thank you for your article about never giving up on a dream. Can a dream be the same as passion?

    • Hi Pat,

      Yes, I think a dream is made real because of the passion behind it. Another one of my mom’s sayings is, “Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life”. It sounds like you are doing just that. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

  13. The lyrics are spot on! “You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?” For a very long time I stopped dreaming and having goals. Now I’m determined to make my dreams come true. I wish you and your husband all the best in your journey to making your dreams come true!

    • Hey Marielle,

      I’ve experienced that moment as well, when you stop dreaming. While there are disappointments on the path to our dreams, they are still worth it. Any progress towards our goals, towards our dreams is progress! And we make more progress by chasing after it than we would have if we never allowed ourselves to dream at all. Thank you so much Marielle for sharing. I love your passion.

  14. Wow! This was a blessing for me to read, and a timely encourager. Thank you!! You both make a great team and I have NO doubt that you will reach all your dreams. Thank you for sharing this and inspiring others with your words!

    • Hey A. Lynn Jesus,

      Thank you so much for your encouragement! It means the world to us and I’ll pass it on to my husband. I’m so glad our story could inspire you. Being able to inspire, makes this journey ever more worth it. 🙂

  15. What I think is interesting about a dream is how different the path of reaching that dream compared to the way you expected or maybe even dreamt it would be. Most people have dreams and ideas. Not many people have the courage to actually pursue their dream when things don’t “line up” the way you thought they would. When I see the two of you, I see a dream, then a bunch of “rerouting” as Siri would say that got you to this point. You stuck with it, and there will probably be a bunch of other paths that will present themselves and you will again be forced to ask the questions: Is this worth it? Should I give up? And probably the hardest one – Wait a minute that path is not the one I expected. It looks hard and steep, and really really slow. Cool stuff – the people that are most successful start to expect the unexpected. They know there is no quick way, only slow and steady, but you can celebrate all the small succcess like making it 18 months through.

    Good job so far. Keep moving forward, don’t get complacent, have a plan and goals, and know that both get rerouted all the time. So change with them.

    JK

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