It’s not easy going after your dream

This dream, you can see the big picture of what it will look like and someone somewhere told you it would be easy going after your dream.

I am one of the first people to tell you to go ahead and go after your dreams and goals but I will also tell you that some days are going to be shit.

I don’t mean to burst your bubble here but it takes work, dedicated work because it isn’t going to fall into your lap, although that would be nice, that’s not reality. It’s why this get rich schemes don’t work and neither will the lottery, though that would be nice too.

But when you can feel your dream, like really feel it because you know what it is you want (and why you want it, opportunities to make it happen to show up).

When I had the vision of supporting my local art community, I had no freaking idea of how to make it happen. But one conversation, let to another conversation, and before I know it and the opportunity arose in which I was approached to join three other women in creating this vision I had talked about.

But it still took some patience and dedication to make it all work because life has humor and sometimes hurdles get thrown in front of you, testing you if you have what it takes to follow through. You start wondering if this was the right move or the right time and before you know it, you start questioning every little thing about this dream.

Welcome to not being an alien, though we don’t really know if aliens have feelings yet. Anyway, it can be tough to get wrapped up in the thinking that once we have it all figured out, it will be smooth as chocolate pudding. It won’t be. Ever.
Yes, you will refine your systems and find that magic formula that works for you but things change all the time. Knowing this will serve you to be more adaptable and open to change while you are continuing to take the steps forward.

Allow the struggle to exist, feel it, and even honor it because on the other side you will emerge with your dream fully ingrained despite the hard times.

The best thing we can do for ourselves and our dreams is to be right in those moments, feeling them, and know we are alive right here right now, not 20 years down the road.

You are at your best in each given moment, know this, feel this, and believe it. Take steps every single day moving towards that dream because just when you think you have arrived, something changes and another dream comes up. Because as the world changes, we change but those initial steps of taking action will get you to achieve whatever dream you have, every single time.

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.


  1. Awesome & I totally agree! When I wake up in the morning I try to center myself on my goals and dreams – what can I do today to help me move towards them? Like you said, it takes hard work!

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