Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.

Mark Twain

Have you ever had your dreams dashed? I know I have. Heck, if there is a time that did so for many people, it is 2020. Perhaps I am being too harsh or pessimistic. But that is how I have felt the past several weeks and I would hazard a guess that you may have at some point as well.

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on many facets of our daily lives, mine included. It has negatively affected my industry – sports and entertainment – and has begged the question of the viability of staying in it.

I am not one who likes change. At all. The distaste for change is slowly being worked on but it ain’t easy, friends. Now that I have quite a bit of time on my hands, I have delved deep into my own thoughts. Particularly in recent weeks. It has not been a great period of time emotionally, let me be honest. From a horrid experience with the North Carolina unemployment system, to learning that some truly great coworkers have moved on. It has been rough.

I once believed a year or two ago that the dream had been realized. After four-and-a-half years of college and having so many interests that one path could not be chosen. But now I am not so sure. There is just so much uncertainty surrounding us it is insane.

If anything, the pandemic has opened my eyes to a lot. And I mean a lot. It feels like another dream has been dashed, but I am going to ride the wave and see where it takes me. That is all I – WE – can do at this point.

Photo Courtesy: Johannes Plenio via Unsplash

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