Writer’s Note: This poem is written as advice to those who are hesitant to pursue their passions, whether their hesitance is due to financial restraints, time, or otherwise. I wrote this poem specifically in response to the pressure that I experienced when deciding to pursue a 200-hour yoga teacher training. I am proud to announce that I will begin my training in February, 2017, and would like to thank my lovely neighbor, Laurel, for encouraging me to take this step (Laurel, if you’re reading this, you rock!).
You are your passions
So let your life become so, too.
Stop worrying about the time.
There is no better time to pursue your dreams
Stop thinking so much.
No decision is 100% perfect.
There are risks to take
And sacrifices to make.
The greatest risk is not risking.
There is so much to gain.
So don’t pass up the opportunity
Without a second thought.
Your heart jumps excitedly
At the very idea
Of living your passions.
So satisfy your inner voice.
Take a chance.
Stop questioning, “What if?”
What if I’m not ready?
What if you are ready?
What if you begin to live more fully?
What if you find yourself bursting with joy
If you find
that the risk was well worth the investment?
Don’t hold back.
Time may be ticking,
But there is no better time than now.
There is no better time for you to achieve
Version of yourself.