What do you do after you’ve achieved all of your childhood goals?
Today, I was looking for something, and I came across this…
It’s a clip from my family’s church’s 1988 newsletter.
Check out 16-year-old Monice’s aspirations. She wanted to become a playwright, screenwriter, author, poet, director and a producer. And guess what? 34 years later, I’ve achieved each and every one.
NOW what do I do?
Three plus decades is a long time to be doing anything. And this road that I’ve been on since I was a teen has not be an easy one. I’ve sacrificed so much, committed my entire life to my goals and honestly, as I approach my 51st birthday, I’m questioning how much longer I can run this race.
The way I have been.
Maybe I’ve just been in a reflective mood.
Maybe the recent passing of my father and the declining health of my mother has me questioning my own mortality.
Or maybe meeting a barber who just retired and moved to Long Beach after cutting hair for 30 years has me re-evaluating my purpose.
Whatsomever it is, this clip reminds me that intention has power.
Sixteen year-old Monice knew exactly who she wanted to become, and would be so proud of what she achieved.
Fifth dimension Monice won’t ever retire from being a writer, but… she’s spent.
Lawd, she’s weary.
And she needs new goals, new intentions, new aspirations to achieve.
SHE DESERVES TO KEEP DREAMING.