Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Dreams

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. 


  1. I fully agree! The dream is yours to be had. And, on that note....PLEASE move to London. :) You will never regret reaching for a dream. It's the "not-knowing-what-could-have-happened-if-only", that brings up true regret. So, why not?! Transfer to your university. And, then....then pursue your dreams -- running, traveling....or, maybe even cooking. ;)

    1. I have fallen asleep dreaming about this every night :)

  2. i bet you could easily study abroad in London, my biggest regret is not studying abroad in college. take advantage of those years and travel!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm seriously considering it!