Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Life’s Too Short To Let Others Run Your’s


Dreams: are you living your's?

Dreams: are you living your’s?

The title says it all. Life IS to short to be living your life according to what other people think. Try looking inside yourself and figure out what it is YOU love doing and what your life would be like if you ‘followed your bliss’. Okay, some of you may have children and I can’t exactly relate to that being child free so I don’t know if my message will be realistic for anyone raising a family currently. But that being said it doesn’t mean you are never allowed to do what you love. Maybe if you’re not able to ‘follow your bliss’ right now you can follow it when you’ve got a bit more freedom.

At any rate I want to concentrate on my original intent of this post, which was to advocate for those of us awakening to our true selves knowing we CAN do more! We aren’t prisoners in our life unless we allow ourselves to be. Don’t let the negative people in your life deter you from living the life you really want to. If things aren’t perfect right now then just keep your dream and make sure you do what you can to realize its potential. I want to go back to university and study library and information studies but don’t have the money right now. But I’m not letting that stop me! I have not given up because I know with determination and the right attitude I will make it back to school and be a librarian (or information broker if all else fails! LOL kidding, that would just be a temporary thing if I needed the money).

Who are you *really*?

Who are you *really*?

Alright, so being a writer would be my DREAM job but I can’t exist with the anxiety of not having a reasonable prospect of employment. Writing is not viable unless you’re a famous novelist or work for a reputable newspaper or magazine; otherwise you’re left freelancing and unable to do anything else but write 24/7 to keep the money coming in-and I don’t want to spend my time like that. So librarian it is! (or researcher, information broker etc. if necessary). I never said I wasn’t realistic at all! Following your bliss isn’t all that blissful if you end up in poverty. But I’m confident I can live my dreams and still live well; because at the end of the day that’s what we’re all looking for, to live our lives as well as we possibly can.

So what’s your dream job? Or reason for not living the life you wish you could be? Β Is your true self how you are now, or is it buried and waiting to be uncovered?

Β©Reflectionsonlifethusfar, 2012.


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

37 thoughts on “Life’s Too Short To Let Others Run Your’s

  1. I agree with everything you said. This alone is unusual. I believe that being well-brought up will never get you anywhere worth going. LOL. Hugs, Barbara

  2. Amen and amen. Yes, thank you!

  3. where there’s a will there’s a way! xo

  4. Amen to everything you say! I must break out of my rut and start processing my dreams.

    I wish you success in your studies. Library Science has become much more complex because of technology but you will enjoy the challenges, I’m sure. πŸ™‚

  5. I love this post.

    My dream is to be an attorney, specializing in civil liberties issues. I’m particularly interested in addressing the intersections (or as it stands now, the woeful lack of intersections) between civil liberties law and mental health law.

    The big barrier for me is education. I haven’t even finished undergrad, let alone law school. There are both psychological barriers (how do I cope with school, especially with my neurocognitive deficits?) and financial (how on earth am I going to pay for tuition and living expenses?)

    But I’m making progress. I’m working with a neuropsychologist to address the cognitive issues. I’m interning with a defense attorney as his legal researcher, and I’m also applying for an internship at a nonprofit that does constitutional rights advocacy. Good stepping stones, I think.

    • Wow, sounds like you’ve already ‘got the ball rolling’ on achieving your dream. That’s great. The internship(s) sound interesting and very useful toward helping you with your goals too.

      I hear you on the money/expenses part of education. It’s terribly expensive. I’m not sure how it works in the UK-do you have to pay full tuition or is it partially subsidized by government? In Canada we don’t pay as much as Americans but it’s still quite expensive (and increasing all the time!). I’m already $40 grand in debt in Canadian dollars. It’s something I try not to think about too much or else I’d never be happy!

      • I’m American–no idea how it works in the UK. I can probably get scholarships and grants to cover tuition, but I don’t know how I’ll afford rent, utilities, food, etc. I know I won’t be able to work and go to school.

        It’s so screwed up. Without a decent job, you can’t afford an education, but without an education you can’t get a good job. Maddening.

      • Absolutely!
        BTW sorry about thinking you’re from the UK. I always have trouble keeping straight in my head who is from where. But I had the idea you were British. Sorry about that.

      • Well, the town where I live stole its name from one in the UK. We Americans can’t come up with original names. πŸ™‚

      • LOL, a lot of places are like that! Canada has a London for example in our province of Ontario.

  6. I’m still working on my dream life, but it’s been coming along pretty well in the last couple of years. I think you’ll achieve yours too, eventually, his you obviously have the right attitude about it. Just envision it happening as clearly as you possibly can, and expect the Universe to pave the way for you. It does work in mysterious ways! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I think you’re an inspiration with the job you have. Did you do conventional work before? I’ve thought of working for myself but it’s too scary not knowing where/when your next pay is coming from for me. Thus, I think being employed by someone/a place would be less nerve racking for me. Definitely going to work on my visualizations though. πŸ™‚

      • Oh yes, I held office jobs until just a couple of years ago. I may have to go back to “regular” employment someday, but in the meantime I’ve made a lot of progress with my health, spirituality, figuring out who I really am, etc. It’s definitely been worth it. πŸ™‚

      • That’s great. I’m glad to hear you’ve been able to do those things are are doing what you love. I want to do something similar, although it’s less ennobling when you live at home still like I do! However, I shall work on one thing at a time and try not to get overwhelmed or despair.

      • Hey, there’s nothing wrong with living at home. You gotta live somewhere! And if it gives you the time to work on some of the things you’re interested in, so much the better.

  7. I know, you’re right. I just feel sort of like a failure at times for it. Especially when the media has stories on it about adult children living with their parents portrayed in a negative light. It makes it harder for me to feel unashamed of my circumstances I suppose. I give other people’s opinions too much weight still 😦

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