"WTF?!:" It's Not A Luxury
"A lot of people don't get the luxury of choosing what to do next in the sense that you are being afforded.." the text read.
'WTF?!?!' I think, absolutely irritated.
This message was part of a congratulations due to a recent blog I wrote regarding my desires to pursue new dreams other than being a flight attendant. To most everyone else, that has meant I must have found a new job, a relationship, or a something. For me, none of those three are the case, except for maybe "a something." I have 'a something,' but it's somewhat intangible and definitely unconventional. On some days, I know exactly what my dreams mean; feeling empowered and other days, I'm uncertain and questioning. This is normal. This is the flow of life.
But, to tell me I am special in some way for taking a chance at my dreams?! That's bullshit. I have no greater luxury, or am afforded no better of a chance to work towards my dreams than the next person. Everyone has a choice. Everyone can influence their destiny.
What you see on the outside as my luxury to live an insanely adventurous life, write about it, travel, kite, and live with an intense excitement over the possibilities ahead of me, is not without an intense amount of fear, tears, heart breaks, failures, struggles, and slow progress. It may seem like I—of all people—have a luxury to live "this amazing life," and I am blessed—beyond measure! But, it has come at a cost. Everything in life comes at a cost. And, everything always looks easy from the outside...
Don't tell me I have a luxury. My dreams are a necessity.
Following your dreams should never warrant a congratulations. Living the life you want and work for should be like breathing; Expected and necessary to remain alive.