“I believe ardently that you should drop everything and run toward your true self.” -Kyran Pittman
My novel Out of Tune is about chasing your dreams despite everything and everyone going against you—when you know without a doubt it’s your passion and what you want. Because Out of Tune was with my publisher when they closed their doors, it’s a bit crazy that it was my dream to get it published and now that dream was crumbling beneath me. When I realized what my novel is actually about, I decided to publish it anyway. Myself. Here’s some reasons why.
Your dreams say a lot about who you are and how you shape your life. Why let them sit by the wayside if so much hinges on them?
Chasing your dreams does not mean you have to be irresponsible. Believe it or not, it is possible to work toward your dreams with a day job or simply learning to live with less, etc.
“The only thing that stands between a man and what he really wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.” -Richard DeVos.
Achieving your dreams isn’t supposed to be easy. That’s why everyone says chase your dreams, not lazily grab them and smile.
Seek out the right people in your life who will support you and your dreams. If you’re having a very hard time, the reason might be lack of support. Treasure those who do support you.
And if you don’t know your passion/dream, Oprah Winfrey has a great quote about that. “If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.”
DREAMS ARE IMPORTANT – even the ones as simple as finding love and keeping it. I dare say they are the lifeblood of motivation, the key to discovering happiness, and the way we can truly discover what we’re made of. So keep chasing, and when you do catch your dream, treasure it, and then maybe even find another.
About the Author
Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She adores cheese, chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter.
She believes a simple life is the best life.
Michelle writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction (and other genres when she feels like it).