When we were kids we all dreamed of being something great. Whether we chose being cops, doctors, astronauts or cotton candy, it was exciting dreaming about it. But as years go by we find ourselves in the loop of finding a stable job that we usually don’t like and all our dreams of a an amazing future become just that … dreams.
A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend that lead me to write this post. It all started with a chat about work, one thing led to another, and he ended up telling me that I’ll see that in time I’ll come to his conclusion, that instead of being the big rock star he dreamed of being, he’s now happy to use the skills he earned for the projects he did for various clients. I just smiled. It’s good that he found a way to use his skills, I’m not saying it’s not, but I have some doubts about the overall satisfaction. 😀 I know because I’ve already done that … and it wasn’t even close to being as satisfying as the road to achieve my dream.
And I met so many people that gave up, that try to mask the disappointment with a fake sense of satisfaction, they keep saying that they are OK with what they are doing now, but they can’t mask the excitement and melancholy in their eyes when they speak about their long forgotten passions. I can’t do that, I don’t want on my deathbed, which is my biggest fear, to regret not doing something I knew I could do. Of course, the road might be long and difficult, but simple is never fun.
My purpose is to tell stories, whether in film format or the good old written word, and nothing has made me happier than doing it and sharing it with people. It’s been 14 years since I wrote my first script, but not even once have I thought of giving up. And the hell if I’m gonna use the skills I earned so hard to earn a few $ from a client that will not appreciate it properly. I’d rather share every story/script I have ever written or film I have ever made with you for free.
I’m not selling my soul for money. I can make websites for a living if, God forbid, I fail. But making meaningless commercials that will be posted on Facebook/Instagram to gain more followers is not exactly what I had in mind when I said I want to make films.
So my advice to you … don’t give up, cause the person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. 😉
Take care my friends,