I feel like those of us that are dreamers, writers, story-tellers, creative types…we’re often misunderstood. Or sometimes simply not understood at all. Often times those close to us, those who don’t share our hunger at least, see us with our heads in the clouds, idealistic, aloof, crazy even. I personally just don’t buy that BS. When I was a kid and they told us you can be anything you want to be if you work hard enough, I believed it and still believe it. I know how tough and even sometimes lonely it can be to be an overanalytical, observant, introverted-extrovert personality. I wrote this little passage to let other creative people know that hey, it’s okay to be like this. I don’t think I’ve ever posted anything from my personal writings…I keep a journal of poems, inspirational quotes, etc. and I just felt like this needed to be shared. It’s okay to be different, to have passion, to have drive and a dream. Life gets you down…that’s just life; a series of lessons and trials. But I truly believe that if you operate on the frequency as if you’ve already attained your dreams, they will come to you. So I hope that whoever reads this leaves knowing that negativity is just a roadbump. It’s okay to be different. Dream big.
Not everyone is different, but I am, and that’s okay.
Not everyone would rather read than have a drink before bed, but I do, and that’s okay.
Not everyone writes every day, but I do, that’s okay.
Not everyone has found their passion, but I have, and that’s okay.
Not everyone turns people, places, things they know into characters and settings, but I do, and that’s okay.
Not everyone pours their soul into their work, but I do, and it makes me feel better, and that’s okay.
Not everyone has dreams, and not everyone supports mine, but I dream big, and that’s okay.
Not everyone obsesses over what to name a fictional characer in a story they’ve made up in their own minds, but I do, and that’s okay.
Not everyone stays up all night writing stories, hoping to change the hearts of others, but I do, and that’s okay.
Not everyone understands that life itself is inspiration for work, but I do, and that’s okay.
Not everyone knows the therapy of putting pen to paper, paintbrush to canvas, fingers to camera, dreams to reality, but I do, and that’s okay.
Not everyone has the courage to face their fears and chase their dreams, but I do, and if you do too, that’s okay.
Society tells you to fear big dreams; go to school, get a job, buy a car, find a spouse, have a child…that’s what they say is okay.
But not everyone understands that you eat, sleep, breathe, need, and marry your dreams, but I do.
And I’m telling you, you’re okay.