“Even though you are close, you must continue to drive slow.”
One Sunday afternoon, I turned on the television to find the movie Freetown playing and the line above stuck out to me. Have you ever felt like you’re soooo close to your dream coming true and start trying to speed up the process? I find myself there often. I start seeing the light at the end of tunnel and think that means it’s time. But what I’m coming to realize is that sometimes the light is there as a reminder; it’s there to bring hope. It wants to remind you to keep pressing, not to give up, but to keep going because you’re almost there. It does not mean you should go into overdrive and now try to manipulate the process.
In the scene of the movie referenced above the man went on to explain that while they were close, the roads were still bumpy and if they drove faster it could damage their car. I can attest to “damaging my car” quite a few times going too fast (literally and figuratively). And do you know what happened? Instead of getting to my “destination” sooner, I delayed my arrival.
Don’t delay your arrival! Keep going at the pace you’re going, putting in the work that you’re putting in, and you’ll be there before you know it!
Check out the article and caption below that I shared on Facebook a few weeks ago about This Is Us co-star, Chrissy Metz, and her journey in pursuit of her dreams. Be encouraged!
One year ago Chrissy Metz, costar of This Is Us, had 81 cents in the bank. She plans never to forget that. [Article: http://www.glamour.com/story/this-is-us-chrissy-metz-always-be-grateful]
My Facebook Caption:
“I hope I can be successful enough to provide for those who supported me when I thought, I can’t do this anymore.” -Chrissy Metz
You never know what people have gone through to get to where they are… the sacrifices, the struggles, etc. I’m so thankful for those who have helped me along the way… those who were there when I wanted to give up and couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel… those who continue to be there even in moments now when I think “girl what in the world were you thinking” lol! Pursuing your passion isn’t a walk in the park but it’s definitely worth it! Like her mom stated in the article (I’m paraphrasing), I’d rather be miserable pursuing my dreams than miserable not pursuing them. Because if you keep pursuing, one day it will pay off. If you don’t pursue them, you continue to be miserable and get nothing from nothing! So again, thank you to my support system for getting me through the tunnel and to the light! Hopefully I’ve shown them and will continue to show them that my success is their success! I will never forget their acts of kindness!