Everyday NhanSense – Day 47

Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 47’s Topic: Childhood dreams.
When you’re a kid, you don’t really know what you want when you’re older, do you?

I know I sure as heck didn’t know. I thought I did.

I was going to make video games and work for Nintendo. I wrote a letter to the company’s American branch as a class assignment in sixth grade. I was so sure that was the path I was going to take in life. Guess what? I ended up not going down that path. I am not going to say things didn’t pan out, but it was more that you come across different forks in the road and you have to make a choice.

You have no clue what each destination will ultimately take you, but I guess this is the challenge about living out your life.

Things certainly are easier when you are a kid in this regard. Ignorance is bliss, after all. You think the whole world is your oyster, and we are fed with the notion that we can be anything if we all try to be.

The reality is, however, we cannot all have certain dreams come true for whatever reason.

For instance, due to my height being something less than six feet tall and lack of coordination or ball skills, there was no way I would end up playing in the NBA as a basketball star. Not gonna happen.


No way, Jose.

It would be impossible.

But you know what? I don’t have to be an NBA star. It’s not what I want to do, anyway.

If we are just pieces to this giant and elaborate puzzle called life, it all boils down to how we find that one thing where the picture all comes into focus … that one spot where we all fit in, at least in the grand scheme of things. Perhaps some of us are destined to be a chef, a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor … just anything that is suitable.

But it’s our job in life to figure out what drives our passions, what lights our fires and what motivates us to wake up in the morning each day.

Sometimes, I wonder what my purpose is in life. I have an inkling and some faint ideas of how I should go about it, but there are days where I am puzzled by what I want to do and accomplish.

Nonetheless, I keep pressing onward. If I don’t keep looking for what my true dreams are for the future, who will? Even if it may be a vague attempt at rekindling that childhood magic that we all get when we’re young, I think it will be all worth it.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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