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Making My Dreams a Reality

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to do so many things in my life and have different careers. I’ve wanted to be a ballerina, a teacher, a nurse, and even a writer. As a kid, you tend to change your mind tons of times about what you want to be when you grow up. I think at one point I even wanted to be an astronaut. Yeah, that wasn’t happening.
It’s exactly that mentality that kept me from even attempting to reach my goals and making those dreams a reality.I think the main thing keeping me from doing so was fear. It was a fear of failure and a  fear of what people thought about me. Would they think I was silly or wasting my time?

I had to get over those fears. As I got older, I realized that I couldn’t always worry about someone else’s opinion about me. I needed to think about what I wanted for myself instead of what other’s wanted me to do. If I wanted to become a nurse or be a writer, I had to just go for it. Obviously, I’m not a nurse or a writer, but I’ve come close. Lol. I’m a certified medical assistant and do a lot of the same duties as a nurse like check a person’s blood pressure, give shots, and draw blood. I’m not a writer, but I’m a blogger. I have people from all over the world read the posts in my blog and my articles published on The Next Family. These achievements may be as close as I’m going to get to the dreams I had when I was a girl, but I’m happy with that. That’s all that matters- you being happy with your accomplishments.

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If while you read this post, you understand what I mean about having this fear , my advice to you is to get over it! Just do what you have your heart set on. Ever since starting my blog, I’ve had quite a few people tell me that this is something they’ve always wanted to do. (Yes I’m talking about you 😉 ) My writing has inspired that drive in you to want to do this. The rest is up to you. All you have to do is get started and the rest will fall into place. You will love the feeling you get once you’ve initiated the process of realizing your dreams and goals. This feeling will keep you motivated to continue until the very end. This dream is all about you and what you’ve wanted to do since you could remember. If you need a cheerleader to push you along, you can always feel free to contact me at miriam.genao@miriamknows.com. Just know that I’ll always be there cheering you on. 😊

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12 thoughts on “Making My Dreams a Reality

  1. I can so relate to this! I’m about to turn 25 next week and still have no idea what I want to do in life. I feel like I should know by now. Growing up I wanted to be a Disney princess, an astronaut, and teacher. Then when I was in college I changed my major several times from Elementary Education, to Math, to French. haha

    My biggest hindrence isn’t necessarily fear that I can’t do it, but more the chance that once I do it I won’t enjoy it anymore, and that my time would have been wasted. Who knows!?

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    1. It is hard because you always want to enjoy what you do. I didn’t decide to go back to school for medical assisting until I was about 26 or 27. I’m 33 now. I’ll be 34 on August 28th. That is a decision I’ll never regret. I love being in the medical field. Sometimes what you need is time to figure things out. You’re still at the age where you’re, in a way, still getting to know yourself. Changing majors in school is a perfect example of that lol. Happy early birthday to you!

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      1. Oh wow my birthday is Aug 29! I’m trying not to stress it too much. Worrying won’t help me figure out what I want to do. haha I still do feel like I’m changing a bit every year. One day I’ll know!

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  2. Miriam I really enjoyed this post! I laughed at your revelation of not caring what other people think. My brother is 20 and he’s currently struggling with this. I wish I could make him understand how little other people’s opinions matter!

    …and you’re killing it at blogging 🙂 As someone who also wants to do everything, blogging is a perfect way to try all the things 😀

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    1. Thanks Zumaria! Unfortunately, it happens to so many people which causes them to miss out on so much in life. I think the confidence comes with age and maturity. One day you just realize to heck with everybody. Hopefully your brother comes to this realization soon so he can happily live his life. Thanks for stopping by! 😊

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  3. Wise words! 🙂 Love this post! I was one of those little girls that was always changing my mind about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Although, I always knew I wanted to be a creative. That was for certain. At one point I wanted to be an author and illustrator, but that wasn’t the path I chose. As you know, I’m a graphic designer/photographer and a blogger on the side. Being able to blog (write) and utilize my design skills has been a great experience. I’m glad we are both getting to do what we love. 🙂

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