Recently I have really began to think much more about who I really am and what I really want to do and in turn I have also began to wonder if everyone (my age especially) thinks this way too? I have started to wonder if we are all in fact, dreamers?
I have recently finished college, turned 18, applied to university and started to work full time. These are all pretty big moments in any persons life and I think because all of these moments have come all at once, I have found myself thinking that as much as I do have a plan for what I want to happen, realistically over the next few years, I still like to dream. I like to dream about what I can achieve and what goals I can reach and how many lives I can make a difference to and when I say I am dreamer I really do mean it…
I dream of literally everything, from writing a number one best selling book and it being turned it a multi-million pound hit film, with really famous actors taking lead roles, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Shailiene Woodley to having my own Youtube account with subs doubling Zoella, Pointlessblog and Roeellendix put together! I dream of owning my own fitness company or running my own gym, in CALAFORNIA! I dream of travelling all over Europe, and blogging every stop. I dream of starting a campaign on getting a Health and Wellbeing lesson added to KS4 school curriculum which focuses on mental, physical, emotional and sexual well being, after one lesson a week on how to be positive? Who doesn’t think should that happen? I dream of some how over night becoming a massive hit on social media gaining more followers a day than anyone else, including Kendall Jenner! I dream of working with amazing charities from Wateraid to Unicef and MIND to learning sign language and coaching sport to those with disabilities in this country and others. I dream of one day writing my own column, in some fancy magazine, where people look forward to hearing what I have to say. I dream about expressing my views on equality and working with the LGBT plus community, to raise awareness, after all there’s still a way to go. I dream of being a part a massive movement and making history for equality in womens rights and humans rights in general all over the world!
I have all of these visions in my head and even now just thinking about all the crazy possibilities there are out there for a modern world girl like me, I think back to my realistic plan for the next few years and wonder if being a teacher is really want? If living in Norfolk or Studying in Lincoln if for me? I wonder all these things and sometimes get carried away. But in a world full of tiny people, why can’t individuals like me make that journey, take that trip and make it big? After all we ARE in living in a world where you CAN turn on your laptop, bring up word and start writing your very own fairytale which CAN one day be read and loved by millions, we ARE living in a world that does allow us to upload a video on anything from Fashion & Beauty to pranking mates, we live in an era where fitness and all things healthy living is really picking up and travelling is a must do and there are more magazines on the shelves now than ever! And after all did it not all start out as a dream for the likes of J.K Rowling, Stephen King, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Sugg, Tanya Burr, Jo Elvin, Normadic Matt. And anyone, absolutely anyone can start a petition on what matters to them, such us ending TamponTax and have thousands sign it and thanks to social media, it is now easier than ever to make a statement and have your campaign trending, #keepkissing #lovewins #smearforsmear #thisgirlcan. And as much as we are living in a modern day world, especially here in the UK, there is still so much more that can be done to make a difference.
Unfortunately there is still a lack of fresh and clean water for an estimated 650million people and children all over the world and there is still unfortunately homophobia and acts of hate against the LGBT plus community happening in this day and age such as the horrific Orlando Shootings that has taken at least 50 LGBT lives and it is so hard and sad to think that in some countries women are not allowed the rights to such basic things, like having an education, working or even marrying who their hearts desire. So yes, of course when I talk about all the crazy things I dream about achieving, it sounds totally mad and pretty much impossible. But if I can tick at least one thing of that list, I would be more than happy. But if I’m ticking off one, why not tick off the rest? This is what I love about living as a modern world girl, opportunities are out there for us all. Unfortunately due to lack of funds and other commitments to my more realistic plans, I think for now, I am just going to have to dream. But I am okay with that, because that’s where it all begins…
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