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A few weeks back, I spent some time on online forums where high school students were talking about Give Until Gone - Settled For The Art Official to colleges. It was research for a very short scene in The Equinox Stone and I am always guilty of over -researching in my writing. I was really struck by how these kids seemed to think their future prospects and their whole lives would be dictated by where they went to college.
Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. I see people settle in their creative aspirations all the time. There are people we could be friends with in every town. Honestly, people make millions after going to community college all the time.
There are a few that do. It would be wonderful if you proved me wrong, and honestly, stranger things have happened in my lifetime. In cases like these, you can ask yourself: what Give Until Gone - Settled For The Art Official it about these dreams that you really wanted? If you wanted to be in peak physical condition, win an award, and travel to a foreign country, maybe there are ways to do those things.
Have you ever gone to a grocery store or a Target to pick up one specific item, started shopping, and then wound up leaving the store without getting what you came for? I think some of us can do that with life, too. The reason we settle is that Give Until Gone - Settled For The Art Official settling is hard, uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful. We can go to work, come home, scroll Facebook, watch TV. And at least part of you resents it.
That resentment can come out in weariness, cynicism, and depression. Some people who have settled become the kind of people who discourage others. But most people who settle are super-nice people who have come to see life as something to be endured and gotten through, rather than explored and enjoyed to the fullest. It makes all the other failed efforts worth it.
You know, light bulbs…our most common symbol for enlightenment, breakthrough ideas, and inspiration? A Stonewall Jackson - I Am The Wall of the people we think of as geniuses and successes have failed a lot.
Elon Musk, 40th richest person in the world, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, Space X, and other companies, was ousted out of his own first company, ousted out of his second company, and the his first two rocket Give Until Gone - Settled For The Art Official exploded—personal failure on the most public, dramatic, and embarrassing scale imaginable.
Actually, Space X has had several launch failures. But they just keep on launching things. There is nothing more inspiring than old people than doing awesome things. Your life is still filled with possibilities. Email Address. Yes indeed!
I learned to swim age 58 — a big dream of mine. Even bigger dream — I became a published writer in my fifties — and I love it. Anne, it is SO funny you should mention that…I think about learning to swim sometimes!
Nicely done, Bryn. Thank you! Aw thanks PJ! Love the avatar, by the way! I like that very much — and it sounds so much like you, like your writing. Everything is going very well! I have a solid nibble on my scifi novel and spend a lot of time with my fingers crossed. Thank you for asking. I wish for you a fall of getting what you came for or, for my grammar professor, for that which you came. My belief is success never has an expiration date. Bryan, I think about that saying ALL the time.
What an insightful post, Bryn. Thank you. I will admit that I settled when I married young and finally grew tired of the abuse, neglect, and depression after 12 years by doing something I never dreamed I would, divorce. I flat out refuse. I keep dreaming big because I can, and I must.
I hope this blog entry goes viral. Anyone with a pulse Follow The Sun - Seaman Dan - Follow The Sun a broken dream needs to read this. We were made for more. Thanks for making today a little brighter! Thank you for posting it. Hi, Michal! Thanks for the kind words. Rebranding myself means a new start with greater possibilities.
Great post, Bryn. Thank you so much. Thanks for reading! I wholeheartedly agree! Dreams do not have an expiration date.
You are so right Bryn. Settling is giving up on a dream. I have settled for my current carrier, but I am continuing to slowly grind my way through my first novel in hopes that some day I will have the job of my dreams. One area Hands Up - Various - BBQ Hits Top 100 refuse to settle in is relationships.
Admittedly, I am the queen of single, but I Echo I - Niemandsvater - Zeitenlos a good life.
Hi Erin! I always think it takes a truly amazing person to be better than being single. This resisnated with me. Katherine, you are absolutely right—you are worth it! Thanks so much for reading, and for commenting!
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content A few weeks back, I spent some time on online forums where high school students were talking about applying to colleges. There are lots of different ways that people settle. We just give up on them too easily.
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