MARK VICTOR HANSEN, a well known motivational speaker and the man responsible for feeding avid book readers with Chicken Soup for the Soul, says this “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you want to be. Put your future in good hands–your own,”.

And so I will. I’m even going to go as far as posting it here on my blog so I can remind myself  and the people around me of the things I want to achieve.

I’m at a crucial phase in my life.

I’m at a point where the things I do, the friends I’m with, the choices I make and the things I say will all culminate in shaping me into the person I am going to become.

It’s really now or never.

No more hiding behind the security of a safe and sheltered life.

No more depending on parents to ascertain life altering decisions.

No more “going with the flow”.

Life is what you choose to make of it and I hope to slowly but surely lift the foggy veil that is hindering me from seeing the things I want in life and work hard at achieving the things I already know I want out of life.

It is especially hard when you’ve led a somewhat comfortable life like I did, where plans are already laid out for you and the people in your life (in my case, it’s my family) has expectations of you.

Having said that, I am glad that my parents are the type to leave important decision makings to me.

They didn’t force me into a particular field of interest or come up with a list of ridiculously impossible achievements for me.

They didn’t even plan which college or Uni for me to enroll in.

There was a time I used to think they were rather complacent in the handling of my future and I was constantly worried about where I am going to go, what is going to happen because there was no plan, no direction. I felt aimless.

But now I see the wisdom in their decision because they didn’t want me to be complacent. They wanted me to worry so I will be the one to dictate where my life will go.

Because at the end of the day, you choose the path you are on and you choose who you are going to be.

And I am thankful for that.

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I know, you know
We don’t see
So our truth wait, patiently

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I walk the streets with a song in my head
We ebb and we flow so
Got my toes and my pup at the foot of my bed
My heart always seem to know
Take the glitz back I want the soul instead
Cause I’ve found some kind of fairytale

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I used to hover outside my truth
Always worry about what I’d lose

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Spent the last two years getting to what’s real
Now I can see so clear
I hope you feel just life I feel
Cause I’ve found some kind of fairytale

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NoLiTa flat on rent control
That’s the life I choose
Can’t drag me to the fashion show
The poses that I see through
Rubies in the afternoon
Cause I’ve found some kinda fairytale ; )

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