Updated: Nov 24, 2019
Do you remember your dreams that you had in your childhood? Those ones that centered around what you would like to do when you grew up. Did you ever follow those dreams or have they been pushed into the depths of your mind?
If you are feeling as though your life is missing something, then you may want to take a look at the dreams you had as a child. Do they still come to mind? If you still carry them, chances are they are things that you are passionate about.
Think back and let your childhood memories surface. Back then did you want to fly a plane, be a movie maker, travel to the other side of the world, or be a painter? Or you may have wanted to play in a band or write poetry all day.
Once you have uncovered your dreams, are there any that seem more reachable? If so, then why not attempt to make one of them come true?
If you wanted to act in a play or write a novel, why not start now and do those things? Join a local acting or writers group. You really are never too old to try something new, and it's never too late to take up a new hobby.
What are your current talents and gifts? Can you combine one of your talents with a dream? Maybe as a child you wanted to travel the world on a ship. Why not write a novel based on this? At the very least go on a cruise.
Maybe you have a talent for art and graphics. Can you combine this with an old dream such as working with children? You could look into ways of helping young children become a graphic artist. Illustrate children’s books. Or use your talents to support a local charity or cause.
Just because you have matured, it doesn't mean that you can't have dreams and desires anymore. Take your life experiences and mix them with your youthful desires and create a new passion or interest in your life.
It takes risks and courage to follow a dream at any age. If you don't take a chance on yourself, you could miss out on fulfillment you are longing for. Be Brave and pursue the desires of your heart!