(Photo by Carsten Stalljohann)
Once upon a time in a cliché filled world, I had been living like Rupunzel in her tower. ( Not really. If you go by Tangled, Rupunzel was way too productive. I- not so much.) Every morning, I woke up to a bright new day; wondering, when will my life begin?
No miracle or adventurous rescue took place. It mostly does not. Life isn’t a fairy tale.
Being a dreamer, I made big plans at the beginning of every year. I read self-help books,& watched inspirational videos. I downloaded multiple organization apps. I colour-coded my journal.I planned my life in every way possible under the sun.
Year after year I make new years' resolutions-drunk in hope, blinded by dreams & comes #December reminding me that I achieved nothing except a year in age.
— Pallavi D. Patel (@MissPearlPatel) December 14, 2017
And then I waited. I waited for the tools to be right. I waited for the perfect situation. I waited for the first of a new month, a Monday…or a fresh morning.
Don’t wait. The time will never be right.
And one noisy hot afternoon…my fairy godmother came to me in form of Francis Gradient
And just as Cinderella’s life had a thrilling twist due to her new shoes…my life took an exciting turn due to this blog. Cinderella
went to the ball…and I dragged my lazy self to actually write something instead of simply thinking about writing.
But I was wondering, does this happen with you as well?
Do you have a dream so precious, so important that you would avoid taking actions for it as long as you can?
It doesn’t always have to be laziness. Sometimes I am scared-scared that if I take action and fail…this dream, this slow warm glow in my heart, this fantasy that I so fondly cling to, will be gone forever.
Does this happen to you? Does losing hope scares you too?
Do you want to become a billionaire? Do you want to talk to that cute girl in your class? Do you want to audition for the lead role? Do you want to visit Europe?
What’s your big dream? Losing which fantasy scares you?
You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come out of it.
To call it a day, life isn’t a fairy tale, but we can improvise from time to time! (I am posting this in my 20 seconds of insane courage.)
Do share your dreams, or stories of 20 seconds of insane courage in the comments. I would love to hear them! Adios! Happy Reading!