As I sit here reflecting over my life and everything I’ve been through, the good and the bad, I realize how blessed I truly am. I’m in such a great place right now and I’ve honestly never been so happy. It’s hard to believe that just last year I was in such a depressed state of mind. I was upset that I had to leave California and return home to SC. I’d sleep all day, couldn’t hold a job, and had absolutely no motivation to write or record music. I’d given up on myself and my purpose in life. I figured there was no point in even dreaming anymore.
So what changed? I finally became fed up with the idea of being unhappy. I took a second to really ponder on what makes me happy and where I really need to be in life. The answer was quite simple and I was well aware that nothing I wanted would simply come to me if I continued to sit on my ass. I came to the conclusion that I’d never be completely happy holding down any job that doesn’t include acting, music or writing. And what’s the fun in life if you can’t fulfill your dreams and aspirations?
I sat down and created some goals for myself. Some of them included finding a job, saving as much money as I could and trusting God would help me. These goals later became I contract I drafted for myself. I set a timeframe for moving back to Cali, signed it, dated it and promised myself I’d do my absolute best to achieve these goals. I taped this contract up on my wall so I’d see it every day and never lose focus or sight of what I really wanted.
And here I am almost a year later, seeing everything become reality. I’ll be relocating to California next month and I’ve realized moving back home for a while wasn’t a step back. It was necessary for me to really get my head together. While back home I’ve also interned with a film company, worked on film sets and even learned the basics to writing a movie script. I feel like everything is happening when it’s supposed to and I’m on a great track to pushing my career forward.
Was it easy? Hell no! But it was possible…with determination and faith that God would get me where I need to be. If I don’t succeed it out in the world alone, at least I can say I tried and I won’t have regrets years from now because I’ll know I’ve done everything I could to make things happen.
If I can do all this within a year’s time, so can you! With complete focus and faith, we can do anything we set our minds to. Life’s entirely too short for doubt and procrastination. Figure out what it is you want out of life and get up and go after it! You’ll be surprised at how things begin to work out in your favor when you believe in you.