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Slowly but surely

Have you heard the saying “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough”? I bet you had. And I bet you thought to yourself “Oh yeah, totally! It’s just not my case.”

The thing is – it is your case.



At the beginning of this year I randomly decided to make a folder on my desktop with lots of pictures with things I would like to achieve throughout the upcoming years. At that time I didn’t think much about that folder and almost forgot about it. What a surprise it was to find it almost a year later. I came to a realization that quite a lot of wishes that folder had inside came to reality. Not without me putting a little work into them, but still.

It all started with me wanting to go to USA again this year, so I put it in the folder. I knew that there’s no guarantee I’ll be able to go there again since it’s a bit harder to get a J1 visa for the second time in a row, but I did it. For some it’s not that big of a deal – their passports are full of visas. For me, on the other hand, it was. I can say that I’m proud of myself for having the guts to try applying again, even though I knew it might not work out. But it did.


For many years I’ve been wanting to go to a musical concert. Yes, some artists come to my country from time to time, but I never got round to go to their concerts. Guess what? I put another wish in my folder. Half a year later I got to see two of my favorite bands/artists of all time. My mom could only imagine what happy tears was I crying during those moments of my life. The happiest moments.


Loving spending my free and not-so-free time at the gym made me add another wish “To stay fit”. I always loved the idea of taking care of your body, that’s why its incorporation into my daily routine was, is and will always be crucial to me. After arriving to my hometown the first thing I did was to sign up for another year of gym. Boy, how good it makes me feel every time I workout. It’s true what they say – it’s hard to get your ass of the couch and go work on your body, but once you’re done working out, you won’t regret doing it.


A cheesy thing to say, but my family and their well-being means the world to me – another wish was added up. How dumb of me it must be to put something like that in that folder. It’s not something you “wish for”, it’s not in our power. Or is it?


I thought I could influence it, hence why it’s a relief to see that everybody is doing just well.


What’s the point of me writing all of this?


I just wanted to say that everything is possible. Yes, there are so many “wishes” in my folder that are still remain being “wishes”, but i have a strong feeling that one day they will all come true. Do you know why? Because I will make sure so.


Don’t be a fool, go chasing your dreams.

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