Before I officially begin this post I need to take a deep breath and give thanks my Village! Give me a moment and I will explain. It’s Sunday night and I am multitasking like crazy. I’m sitting comfortably on my couch watching the Grammys (with sound off), working on my blog, posting on Facebook and researching my family tree on Ancestry.com. Honestly I can admit that at this moment I’m doing too much.
I am relentlessly pursuing my dream of becoming an actor which means my weekly schedule is hectic. Working a full-time job, one part-time job and several startup side hustles is tough. I attend a in a prestigious acting program in New York City. I commute 4 hours 2 days a week in pursuit of this dream. This is why I am so grateful for the village.
What is the village mask? My Village is the group of family and friends who have offered unwavering support of my goals. These are the people who were so excited to find out that I was accepted into this prestigious acting program. These friends and family members have believed in my talent and my dreams more than I have at times. They’ve done everything from send me supportive text messages, paying my phone bill for the month, to lending me money to catch public transportation to and from New York City when I could barely do it on my own. They are support system and they are proving to be extremely vital in the pursuit of my happiness.
I often hear people say quote you come into this world alone and you’re going to die alone quote. I believe that’s a bunch of crap. First of all, you can’t get here without someone else being present (Umm, your mom). You would not still be here if there were not another living being feeding you, cleaning you or in some way taking care of you. All of us have a bunch of people working together to help us grow and live in this world. We honestly cannot make it on our own.
Through this process I’ve also learn to be grateful for those in the village who are not helpful. Even their resistance and negativity can prove to be motivating factors and teachable moments. I know for a fact that’s some of the greatest resistance, and foolishness, I’ve experienced in the last few years have proven to be extremely helpful in the motivation Department. At times I’ve become so uncomfortable all I could do is push toward my dream because remaining in that discomfort was unbearable. So, yeah I appreciate the evil Villagers too.
If you are currently in pursuit of a dream or life passion please take a moment to acknowledge your village. There are people in the wings working to help you achieve that goal. But, in the event that you feel like you were completely on your own take a minute to really survey your situation. Perhaps there’s a stranger who gave you a kind word one day, let you know that you dropped your phone, a teacher that took some time to speak with you about an assignment, some random help from a random person or close friend all of those things are aids to you. Things work together to help you get where you need to be. let today be a day that you would knowledge and be thankful for the village that helps you raise your dreams. I know I am.