Today’s guest post is by Tim Gallen. Tim is a writer on a journey of recovery, rediscovery and irreverence. He’s also a great guy. His story really resonates with me and inspires me. You can read more of Tim’s work here or connect with him on Twitter @tim_gallen.
At 27 years old, I thought my life was over.
You read that right. Twenty-seven. And I thought my life was over because I was working in a job that left me deflated, de-energized, and devoid of life.
But I had a mortgage and a wife. Bills to pay. We like to eat several times a day.
Because of these obligations, I believed that it was too late to follow my dreams. Not even 30 and I had decided to just resign to another few decades of despair because of a steady paycheck.
I stuck it out for the paycheck. But it nearly cost me my soul.
Two and a half years later, I am now 29 (I did the math) and have realized and accepted that my life is indeed not over. Nor was it too late to follow my dreams.
In fact, my life is very much ongoing and moving in directions I couldn’t have imagined while journeying through the dark night of my soul. And my dream is continually unfolding every day.
I have quit my old job and have been writing more in the past month than I had in the previous two years. I am blogging constantly and working on a novel. I have connected with some amazing new people, all of whom I would not have met without making a change.
I am even in a new day job that allows me to use my writing ability each and every day.
It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
I don’t care how old you are or what excuse Resistance whispers in your ear. If you have a dream – and we all do – that you’ve been neglecting, now is the time to embrace it.
Now is the time to forget the doubters – including the one inside yourself – and follow your dream.
Question: What has kept you from pursuing your dreams?