Tuesday, May 27, 2014


"At this point in my life, I'm trying to figure out the things I truly care about."
"What's something you care about less than you did ten years ago?"
"Being extraordinary."
- Humans of New York

What if this is me in 10 years? That scares me. But I guess in ten years, I won’t care that it used to scare me. That scares me even more. Perhaps, I need to do everything possible to chase my dreams before this becomes me.
My last post laid out my plan for the rest of 2014. But, as pointed out by Caduceus, "plans too often just remain plans." To him, I admitted I was scared of that, but I'm going to try anyway. I figure, it's better to fail while trying than to not try at all. So far, I can check both numbers 3 and 4 off my list :)

Besides the fact that I need to continue my changing-the-world efforts, I've learned something else recently. Even though perhaps I haven't been completely on track with my goals, I have still been doing something. Kindness is kindness. It doesn't matter whether it's given because of my goals, or because of my personality. Even on the days where I forget about this blog, I still spread smiles, simply because that's who I am and what makes me happy. Perhaps I can be extraordinary even when I'm not meaning to.

What about yourself? If you're goals are so important to you, perhaps they are ingrained in your head and you're working on them without even realizing it. If you wish to become a writer one day, and your goals are write a chapter of your new story each day, but you fail one day, its not the end of the world: you still wrote that journal entry and a three page paper for that English class of yours. Writing is writing: all of it gives you practice regardless of whether you realize it or not.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, all you readers, dreamers, and doers, have one thing in common: you are extraordinary. and don't you ever forget that.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sheila! I am inspired by the perspective you have. A lot of times it's super easy to fall into the trap of only focusing on the finish line--reaching your goal--and forget the purpose of the goal in the first place. But it sounds like you are focused on what matters most, and that's so cool. Thanks for sharing!