I was talking to someone the other day. It was just a casual conversation. We talked about school, friends, and family. Everything was going great until he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I usually hesitate or lie when people ask me what I want to do. I do this because the responses I get upset me. I still decided to give this person a chance. Maybe he was different. Maybe he would approve.He might even encourage me. That’s what I thought and I was wrong. He gave the same blank stare everyone else gave. He laughed and said my dreams were impossible. I smiled and walked away. I am used to people responding that way. I was not offended at all. People do not know my strengths or my weaknesses. They do not know what I am capable of. This guy was not talking about what I could or could not do. He was talking about himself. When people see others who are serious about their dreams, it scares them. It is so rare. People always have a back up plan for their dreams. They “know” their dreams won’t come true. They “know they are not good enough.They know they are not serious. They do not understand people who are. They expect for everyone else to know what they “know”. They expect for everyone else to do what they do. They forget that I am not them. They forget that I am in control of my life. Anything is possible and nothing will stop me from pursuing what is meant for me.
” Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’ ”