Today I realized something.
I'm allowed to have whatever dreams I want to for my life.
My main dream for a long time has been to be a fast collegiate runner... but my dreams are not limited to that in any way.
I have always known that, but I guess it just really hit me today.
You know a really cool dream I have? To live in London. I want to study abroad there. I want to fall in love with a British guy and drink tea every day and live happily ever after.
But I would settle for just living in London, too ;)
If I really want to, I can probably make that happen. A lot of the colleges I am looking at have study abroad programs at Oxford. How amazing would that be? I know I have gotten to experience living in Paris already, but London? I would die for that experience.
So why not? Well, for one, it is outside of the "plan". You know, the whole "transfer to a new college where you can run with an athletic scholarship and compete at a higher level while finishing up your degree" plan.
But I can have a different dream, if I want to.
If I wanted to drop everything and go to culinary school right now, I could. Not that I would ever want to go to culinary school, but that's beside the point.
True, it wouldn't necessarily be wise. But what I'm trying to say is that I have the right to dream whatever I want. And right now, I have a new dream. To go back to London - and to live there.
I'm going to do my best to make this happen in the next two years.