It's bound to be a bit rambley. Prepare yourselves.
I watched La La Land for the first time tonight. I know, I know, I'm late to the party. But I wasn't sure what to talk about today, and this gave me a lot of inspiration.
Hence, the post.
This movie gave me many mixed feelings. But I want to focus on the big thing it taught me.
It portrayed a very realistic view of following your dream.
It showed how stepping out into the void, taking a leap in order to do what you love ... it isn't easy. It's not romantic. It's not all going to fall together magically. The world is not going to halt in awe of your talents. People are not going to flock to you and swoon over your art.
But that doesn't mean you need to give up. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try.
Because that's not what it's about. Following your dreams is about finding your true purpose in life. It's about not settling for something that will keep you safe and secure. It's about taking a risk.
Dare to dream.
Take a deep breath and do it. Choose to follow your heart. Choose to do what you love. It doesn't mean abandoning college or "stable" jobs. What you love could very well fall under those categories.
But don't push yourself into categories just so you can have a "chance" or "be successful".
What does successful mean, anyway? In my eyes, being successful is finding your purpose in life. It's finding the path God wants you to walk, and going forth boldly.
I'll end with a verse I found the other day.
So we will boldly say:
"The LORD is my Helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?"
If it's God's plan for you, no power on earth can stop it.
Follow your dreams, and make them real. It will be hard, and it's not going to be all romantic like in the movies. Life isn't butterflies and daisies.
But there are butterflies and daisies. So find them when you can.
This has been episode 34 of Late Night Chats with Hannah. Stay tuned!
Also, you should go check out the post Katie did on this a while back on her blog. It's really beautiful. <3
Have you seen La La Land? What did you think of it? What's your dream?