Okay, I’ll admit it. I watched the Academy Awards from beginning to finish, and I am not ashamed. People may have found my incessant Tweets about the awards show a bit annoying, but that’s what Twitter is for. I am not usually one to watch an awards show, but I found the Oscars quite entertaining. Seth Macfarlane was a great host and I loved all of the tributes to some of my favorite films.
But now that all the hoopla is over, I realized something. These people have worked so hard to get to where they are. What have I been doing all my life? You can tell by watching their speeches that each person in that room truly loves what they do and the experiences that they have been lucky enough to have. Yes, I have been blessed with some wonderful experiences, but what is next for me? Will I find something that I love that much? Adele couldn’t even finish thanking everyone because she was so grateful for the award.
Is there anything that I care about wholeheartedly and am willing to work hard enough for? Is there something that I would do anything for? I am, and always have been, a dreamer; but very rarely have I tried to turn those dreams into a reality. My greatest dream up until now, was leaving the United States and going to Italy to experience the world. What’s next? My love for Italy came from seeing a map of it at a pizza parlor. Where will I find my next dream? WHEN will I find my next dream?
I know the time will come when I discover my life path, but I am a very impatient person. Hopefully, that will not lead me to quitting before I even really start.
So, I’m going to make a promise to myself – here and now. I will not give up until I find a career, or any life path, that I truly and 100% love and enjoy. What is the point in settling? Even if that life path is as simple as starting a family, if you truly love something, you’ll no longer think of it as “settling”.