How to believe in the beauty of your childhood dreams

What was your childhood dream? 

As children, we have the wildest dreams. There are no limitations. We dream about being astronauts, teachers, and even fancy unicorns. But as we grow older, we give up on those dreams for something more practical. Something more “normal.”

We graduate high school. We pick a major or a trade. Then, we do that thing or something unrelated for the rest of our lives. We live to pay bills instead of following our passions and living our dreams. 

I'm an exception to the rule.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

I believed in the beauty of my dreams. 

When I was 10, I fell in love with technology. And, I haven’t looked back. That Christmas, I got my first computer. Having one in your house was a big deal; it was a luxury for most families in my inner city neighborhood during a time when the Internet was accessed through a phone line. 

In school, I learned to write computer programs, design websites, and work with databases. I was a nerd who felt good every time I learned something new about technology.

In college, I spent hours building websites for fun when I should have been finishing assignments and writing papers.

 My bookworm behavior and curiosity paid off.

 My job is cool. I am a virtual reality project manager for a Fortune 500 company. I get to play with technology all day, work on amazing projects, and bounce ideas off of really smart people. 

I got the career of my dreams because I didn’t give up on my dream.

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Bianca Jackson