Two nights ago, I asked myself plenty of what-ifs questions, one being: “What if I never came to Paris?”
The answer placed me in immediate despair and brought me to a 7am trip to Trocadero, where I saw the Eiffel Tower in all its glory but with no tourists bombarding the square like usual.
Even though it had been a rainy and grey week, I decided then that it was going to be a fabulous day and it turned to be exactly that.
It’s almost scary to think of what would happen if I didn’t end up pursuing the Paris dream. It would have been so easy to stay where I was because things were so comfortable already and I was scared of shaking the ground to make a new start. Just looking at the difficult process could quickly turned me off. We all know Paris is never going to be just about croissants and pastries. I also couldn't help focusing on everything that could go wrong instead of all the possible goodness that might come my way.
But just like my decision to have a fabulous day, I made the decision to pursue Paris and left Sydney. At this moment in time, I could tell you with confidence that I don’t regret making this decision at all.
I’m not saying that going to Paris should be your dream too. What I’m trying to tell you is that you must do everything in your power to follow your dreams. Don’t lose sight of it, no matter how rough or tough the journey might be because you’ll never know if you don’t try. If things don’t work out, pack your bags and go home. It’s as simple as that. I know theory is usually easier said than done, but I’m writing as someone who’s just done that and wants to encourage you to do the same.
Every decision you make is in your hands, this means only you have the power to make it happen. Start by telling yourself “I won’t settle for anything else other than my dreams and today is going to be a wonderful day”.