Sometimes I write posts with the intentions of opening your eyes and urging you to change something that is holding you back. This time, I am writing to encourage you and to encourage myself.

Awhile ago, I talked about dreaming big because you can do whatever you set your mind to. Let’s be real, sometimes it is really hard to stay focused and to stay motivated. I mean so what if I do have a big dream? I don’t have the money. I don’t have the time. It won’t pay my bills. Trust me, I FEEL YOU! It is going to get tough sometimes. It is going to take sacrifices and struggles, sleepless nights and skipped meals, working through aches and pains, and spending less money at the movies so that you have enough money for food. Its going to take hard work, hard work, hard work. Sometimes you’re going to want to give up, drop out and just quit altogether. Guess what, the time will pass whether you work to survive, or work towards your goal. It may take 8 years or more to achieve your goal. Think about how you would feel when that time has passed and you are living paycheck to paycheck and hating what you do.

Related Rant……sometimes I consider quitting, giving up. College is truly an intense experience both physically and mentally. If I could take daily naps, sleep 8 hours, work part-time, dance full time and keep blogging that would be amazing. If I could do that and still be considered ambitious, accomplished and successful then I would. I mean, I don’t always do what I preach, I’m definitely still a work progress. I blog inconsistently, I cram for my exams but I’m always pushing myself to be better, to do do better.

I’m involved in a lot of stuff and it gets tough. I’m due for a mental breakdown every week. But then i remember why i’m doing everything that I do and it keeps me going. I blink all those tears back in my eyes. Well sometimes I can’t stop them because it’s hard out here for a pimp. Hahahahaha. No, seriously it is pure passion that drives me to do everything that I do. If somebody would give me a remote that controls life, I would definitely fast forward to the part where I can see actual impact. For now I honestly say I appreciate the random recognitions that I get at work, IG shoutouts from friends and comments from people  who I never knew were paying attention. It really means the world to me.

To get back on topic, I understand that it gets hard sometimes, but you will always regret giving up. How many times have you heard someone say that they regretted struggling to achieve their goal? Baby girl, just stay focused, don’t quit, I believe in you if nobody else does. You can do it! I can do it! We all can…so, once you’ve made up your mind, keep you eye on the prize until you are holding it in your hand. …and when you are finally holding it in your hand, don’t take it for granted.