As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be pilots while others planned to become doctors, actresses or just famous. For me from the first time I saw the movie ALIEN I wanted to be Ellen Ripley.
Along the way, however, most of our dreams get disrupted. One day we are grown up and realize that we are not even in the same neighborhood as the dreams we once had.
Sometimes it is because we formed new dreams along the way. But mostly it’s because we’re told that our dreams aren’t realistic. And so we slowly stop chasing after them.
I did not get to be an alien fighting, space traveling super woman. I spend my days in an office selling stuff. My mother didn’t get to be an actress; thinking about it – who do I know that are living their dream?