You always hear the saying "Chasing the Dream," right? I don't really like that. I get a vision of a dog chasing it's tail, or running after a car it has no hope of ever catching up to. No, going after something makes much more sense to me. You know what you want. You go after it. And you get it.
It's a stronger visual. Not to say it always happens quickly. Sometimes getting what you want takes a while.
Don't we know it.
However, if we have deemed that dream worth going after, we do it. Even if it means going after it again, and again. And again.
I have bragging rights this morning, and not for myself. I'll be doing enough of that over the next few months - well, is generating publicity bragging? That's probably a topic for another post!
Last night my seventeen year-old son Chris had his first 'gig'.
Chris has gone through many career choices in his young life. At first he wanted to play basketball. Then soccer. Then baseball. I think he may have wanted to be a fireman at one point. But then he decided he wanted to be an actor. Okay. We could see that. He has a stage presence, was snagging lead roles shortly after entering the world of drama, and he had that certain something that those in the industry refer to as 'it'.
But Chris also loves music. He plays a mean acoustic guitar and has a voice that makes one want to stop everything and listen. He has 'it'.
Chris made a choice last summer, and decided that music is his first love, and that's what he would go after.
And he is.
Were you going after your dreams at seventeen? Did you even know what you wanted to do with the rest of your life? I sure didn't.
My daughter is the same, at almost twenty-one, she knows she wants to be a photographer.
And she's going after it. Amazing.
Life would have been so much easier I think, had I known at that age what is was I wanted.
However, I doubt I would have learned the lessons God had planned for me.
But I'm so proud of my two kids and all they have already accomplished as they go after their dream.
If you want to learn more about them, please check out Sarah's Blog and Chris' music page on Facebook. I think you'll be inspired!
What dream are you going after?