They’re going tell you they’re not interested, it’s not their thing, they don’t get it, it’s not possible…Tell them thank you for the, “no” and keep going. Because of them, you’re closer to whatever it is you’re searching for.
The universe is going to pour down on you. You’ll be cheated and laughed at. You’ll be robbed and wronged. Take the hit. Learn. Grow. And remember to duck the next time it comes around. Pack it all in that enormous trunk. Pile it in. Pour it on. Pull it forward with the might of your soul.
Aspire to be many things before time catches you in its snare.
Start. Start again. Re-start. Press play. Keep going. Please, keep going.
Ignite what was inside you from the start; honor who you are.
All that hope. All that wonder. All those dreams-let them out- let them breathe.
Be scared. Be too old. Be too young. Be uncertain about which way to go, but keep going.
Time runs out. People leave us too soon. There are a finite number of days to love and live- so go very big.
Leave it on the dance floor. Be bravely and uniquely you, because that is more than enough. That’s what the world wants you to do.
Keep going and catch whatever it is you were looking for, so you can head out in search for the next thing.
Courtney is the author of the Gnat & Corky Series a 16-book series illustrated by Natalie Sorrentino and published by Orange Hat Publishing. Gnat & Corky books are available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The stories are universal and based on the spirit of real kids.