You’ve probably heard the saying, “Don’t die with your music still inside you”. For many people, it’s a wake-up call to pursue their dreams before time runs out. When I first heard it, the significance was even deeper, the impact all the more powerful … because the threat was so very literal.
You see, for as long as I can remember, my dream was to have a life in writing.
Writing was my love, my passion. And for many years, I pursued that dream. But along the way, at every turn, I was met with voices telling me I couldn’t make it. That I should do something less risky, more practical, more achievable.
After a while, I let all those voices drown out the most important one of all. The voice in my heart. I folded up my dream, put it away, went out into the world and built a career and life very different than the one I’d dreamed of.
As I would write years later in one of my books, “I traded my dream for some gold.”
Everyone who looked at my life ...