Every since I was very young I have dreamed about being an artist. That's all I've ever really wanted to be when I grew up. As you can see from this awesome drawing I did when I was in first grade. (I can't believe I still have this...)
I took drawing and art lessons throughout school and then I decided to go to college for art as well. I moved up here, spent my first year in the art program, and absolutely loved it. My one biggest regret is that I decided to switch to a different major. I think I was too worried about being able to get a job and also that I wasn't good enough to be an "artist". So I eventually graduated with a criminal justice degree.
At the time I was planning on becoming a cop and all that fun stuff. I even joined the military and became a military police officer. After all that, I decided that it wasn't for me; this wasn't something I really wanted to do for the rest of my life. Of course, right now I don't have a career, I get to stay at home with my boys, which is great! I still dream about eventually doing something with my art, and yes, I do consider myself to be an artist!
So the point of this whole story is to say, we are given dreams for a reason. If there is something you have spent your whole life looking forward to, don't give up on it! Also, if you spent your whole life working towards a certain dream, but now you decide that you have a new dream you would like to pursue, you should go for it! We are never too old to dream a new dream!
(I might be linking to some of these lovely parties)