For those who didn’t know yet, I have two cats, Minou & Biscuit. They are 2 years old now and they have a blue color, because they are Chartreux.
A few days ago, Biscuit (left) got sick. I went to the veterinarian with her but a few days later she still wasn’t getting better at all. So today, I made another apointment and this evening I went back there with her. She appeared to be allergic to the antibiotics…
Anyway, that’s just some background information.
While I was sitting in the waiting room, and I saw all the animals coming together there with their bosses, I started thinking again. Wasn’t this my dreamjob? Why did I never go for it? What makes me think I wasn’t able or good enough to become a veterinarian?
I realised: believing I wasn’t, was one of the biggest mistakes in my life. Because it’s a booming business but above all one of my biggest passions and gifts: my talent to interact with animals!!! It’s something unique which I didn’t develop because I didn’t believe in it.
I realised: the only reason why it wasn’t possible, is because that was my conviction. The good thing is that I realised that I can be whatever I want to be and I don’t think it’s too late. Is it ever too late to change from black to white to go for what your heart truely longs to be? NO! Ofcourse not!
Of course, this doesn’t mean that I’m going to quit my current Tourism & Recreation Management studies, because I really really enjoy those ones, but it makes me feel good, comfortable, safe and free to know that there is always a way, as long as you see the way… Hmm.. Yes, that’s it: you can only see what you want to see.
Right now, I see opportunities and chances in things I given up long time ago.
For example, another dream and passion: travelling the world for my job, writing about destinations and making photos to write articles for magazines or guide books or web pages. Who said that is not possible? My f*cked up mind that is convinced that “those good days are over”, that “everybody wants that kind of job”, that “I’m not special enough to be the chosen one to do that”, that “a lot of writers are way better”, and “a lot of photographers are waaaaaayyy better” and especially “you cannot make a living of that”. You know what I mean obviously…
Hell no! There are people doing this kind of jobs, there is always possibility and opportunity. But oh my god, if you don’t believe in it Julie!! (and now I’m getting angry at myself), how the hell do you ever think you can achieve those goals??? Show your guts and come on: believe in it, because if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will starts doing. Self assurance attracts assurance of others, no?
You get what you give, they say. Well, I’m giving you this blog now. A good start, and maybe I get recognition one day. And if not, at least I try. So please people, best readers, do the same. Whether you want to be the veterinarian, the writer, the photographer, the traveller of something totally different. I am sure everybody has a quite dream inside him which whispers silenty to come out, but which is kept quiet because there is not believed in them.
Give them hope, love them and embrace them both arms. Those little dreams keep us warm.
From Julie, with Love.