A new trend in yearbook photos is making a splash. Teens living out their fantasies, showing their personality with custom photos that embody their dreams and hopes. It’s incredible. The dreams and fantasies range from one teen to the next, but no matter the image, the sentiment seems the same: they’re looking to be incredible.
Have you seen the teen who wanted to be a mermaid for her photo shoot? You can see the image in this CBS News article.
But what about the rest of the time? Are you living out your dreams or settling for the status quo?
That was my idea behind Skye’s Lure. I wanted to explore (from a mermaid’s perspective) what it would take to pursue those dreams, what she would risk in order to make it happen. And though she’s timid, she finds herself sucked into a dream gone rogue.
Because not every dream turns out like we’d want it to.
Getting that certain guy or girl may not lead to relational bliss. Getting that dream job may not hold the glamour and satisfaction that you imagined.
But that shouldn’t discourage you from chasing your dreams.
It’s only by reaching for the stars that we can learn about who we are and why our goals exist.
And when it doesn’t work out as planned (or even when it does), it’s time to readjust, recalibrate, and try again.
That’s been the story of my life. Sure, there have been times where I’ve gotten bogged down and discouraged. But if I hadn’t kept trying, I wouldn’t be a writer today. I wouldn’t be working from home. I wouldn’t be who I am, growing, learning, determined to keep trying (after the obligatory pity party when I inevitably fail).
So go, be a mermaid. Find your dreams, and then find them again.
What are your dreams? Let me know in the comments below.