My daughter has been watching this movie every day for a while now, so I have had the chance to almost memorize it. Turbo is about a snail with dreams of going fast like his idol, an Indy race car driver. Despite obstacles, he lives his dream in a spectacular way. This movie teaches you that you can live your dream no matter how big it is, or how small you are.
A mental illness can make a personal feel small. It can also distract you from your dreams, because you tend to focus on living with your symptoms. Someone with depression for example, feels hopeless and lost, and tends to push personal goals away in favor of just trying to make it through each day alive.
In spite of all of the problems that living with Schizoaffective Disorder has caused me, I still have dreams. Because of all of the symptoms of my disease, I spent my life just trying to make other peoples’ dreams come true and tossed my mine by the roadside. Since I was a child, I idolized writers and wanted to be just like them. When it came time to go to college, I already had a family and I pushed my dreams of becoming a writer aside in favor of a more lucrative course of study. After college, my illness got much worse and I just focused on trying to make it through each day and support my growing family.
Yes, I had many obstacles, and I did the easy thing and pushed my dreams aside to live another day. Now, in my 40’s, I have a chance to finally attempt to make my childhood fantasy a reality. I may never write a novel, like my heroes of old, but I can be a blogger. Blogging has given me a sense of satisfaction and made me push aside my obstacles and focus on my dream of being a writer.
Having a blog may not be a big deal to everyone, but for me it is a dream come true. Every time I add a follower, I get a wonderful sense of satisfaction that I envision a writer having when their novel becomes a bestseller. I still have a mental illness, but I am trying to live my dreams in spite of my limitations.
Do you have obstacles that you push aside to be a blogger? Please leave a comment and share your dreams with me.
This was an exercise for the Zero-to-Hero 30 day challenge. Today the assignment was:
Publish a post that includes a new-to-you element
I usually try to add a photo or quote to each post so today I added a video from youtube. It was much easier than I expected it to be and I really like how it turned out.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s challenge!