“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” ~Henry David Thoreau
Most of my life I have had this dream of traveling the world and dedicating my life to helping others. It’s something I’ve never been able to shake. Even now in life, with a good job and a feeling of being relatively settled, there is still a part of me that yearns to make this dream a reality.
It’s as if I was born with this desire. In many ways, it’s always felt like something that I am supposed to do. Does that make sense? It’s actually a very hard thing to describe. I remember thinking about this as early as age 12. I read a book about John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corps initiative and it immediately resonated with me.
Lately, I have begun seriously contemplating the pursuit of this lifelong dream. Whether it’s the Peace Corps, World Teach, or United Planet, I feel it’s something that I am supposed to do. I can’t imagine anything more rewarding that becoming a part of something bigger than myself.
Did you pursue your dream? Do you have any unfulfilled dreams that you still consider pursuing?