WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE UP
by Jaicel Asegurado
I have 3 dreams right at this moment.
Bachelor’s Degree, NYC and Harry Styles.
I don’t believe that the third one is very much realistic, just like many people say, but for me I just shrugged and say “Why the hell not?”
Dreaming is one of the things that we have access on very freely and you can know one’s personality when you asked him/her about his/her dreams. I admire people with big goals and if you talked to me and tell me that someday you believe that you will rule the world or you will be the next Michael Jackson or you will buy Russia in 5 years’ time, I will not laugh at you. I will give you my biggest smile and say, “Yesss! Go for it!” because I believe you can make it happen. Maybe not today but someday you will, if and only if you will work hard for it. After all, Michael Jordan did not happen to be a NBA Superstar in just a week and surely Barrack Obama did not make it to be the President overnight. Everyone struggles every single day. And the key to become successful is not to lose your focus on your goals and keep doing on what you believe you can do.
I wrote this because for the first months of 2015, I became frustrated. Frustrated because there are lots of things I wanted to do but I wasn’t able to do for so many reasons. Money, life decisions, things, distractions and such. All those issues that a 20-ish lady you think have. Most of my friends think I am very much lucky that I have a chance to moved here in States, which I am very much glad I have, but you know the feeling when you are worried about things and you take yourself seriously you ended up being stuck in a place that everybody is moving and going on their life every single day and you are just there, standing, waiting for things to happen automatically. But you know what, life is not like that. It never was. Things will never wait for you. YOU HAVE TO MEET THEM and you have to throw yourself out there, be brave and never set limits. This may sound very much cheesy and cliché but that’s what will make you the person you want to become.
Few years back, I never believed on things like “Existential Crisis” or “Quarter Life Crisis” but now I think I am experiencing it. We are literally on the verge of becoming an adult but not yet, on the stage of not a child anymore but still acting like one, too young to take seriously but too old to play around kind of thing. And I tell you, it is very hard. But hey, I just want you to know that everyone has been over this stage at some point on their life and they made it. So can you, so can we. You are not alone. Please don’t give up on your dreams. If you ever needed that push just imagine me or a voice saying to you, “Yesss! Go for it!” and when you are there in the finish line, I would be the first person to tell you, “See? I know you can make it! WE made it!”