Everybody dreams about the future and love, right?
I mean we all have that ideal dream girl/boy, right? We all have had this image since we were young and it’s slowly changed as we grew older but we all still ponder it, right? It’s normal to sit around at night when you’re trying to fall asleep and picture living in your dream house with your dream husband/wife and your kids and that family you want before you get too old. How you want those kids that are normal but slightly less annoying then your average toddler but then you think, “Oh man, am I asking too much?”
Lately, that’s been my mind a lot. All my dreams have revolved around this one human that I find perfect. Let me say that she is and was in no way, shape or form what I thought was my “dream girlfriend,” but the closer I grow to this girl, the more I realize that she, everything that she is, is all that I truthfully ever wanted. Someone that will stay up watching weird underground gang documentaries on Netflix with you until you both fall asleep with bags of Doritos in bed and deal with the obnoxious amount of blankets you’ll rip off of her at night so she winds up freezing, but she deals with it, because at the end of the day, she still loves you. She is that girl that will sit down and deal with your mental illness because you also deal with hers and it’s wonderful to have someone who understands and will help you every step of the way. Someone with whom you’re almost certain the honeymoon phase will never vanish.
When I was younger, I was always told not to think too far in advance because it would ruin the chance of any of the things you think about happening. You know, jinxing something? For some reason that still sticks with me so I grow weary of these thoughts, however I can’t seem to avoid them. She has this ability almost to draw down every doubt I had about love from past experiences and help me feel comfortable. I still wonder what the future has in store for me and her, or even just for everyone. So with that being said, no, this entire article isn’t going to be love even though there will be more like this in the future, hopefully.
So yeah, the future, it’s almost blindsiding. Remember when we promised by 2011 that we would have hovercrafts or that the world would end in 2012? I remember being thirteen with absolutely no clue what to make of that happening. The future is scary because anything can change in the blink of an eye. I could wake up tomorrow and my life could be completely different. I could get that job, I could see the world and do everything I wanted or everything could fall apart and there is absolutely no way to tell what’s going to happen. No matter how hard you work, the world is built to knock you on your ass over and over again until you break. It’d be cool to see the world go, “Oh hey man, saw you were busting your ass lately so enjoy this little bone I’m throwing you, ” but that will never happen.
People are always telling everyone to chase their dreams but so many people are going to fail over and over again and give up before they reach success. There’s so many stories about celebrities who almost went bankrupt but hit the jackpot right at the last attempt, it’s truly inspiring. However, everyone might have a purpose in this world but I can promise not everyone in this world is meant to chase their dreams. You have to work for it, and some people are so lazy that they think everything in this world is supposed to be handed to them, which is also not how the world works.
I’m ultimately unsure what the world even is, but the future is always mysterious and that’s what I live for. I wanna see what happens. It’s almost like going to sleep on a cliffhanger for your favorite TV show every night, but that show is your life. I live for the mystery. I will always wonder what’s next, but trust me, I’m never clicking away from the channel of my life story. I’m excited for what’s in store.
Live for what’s next, not for what happened.
- Dakota G.
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is a more close to home or emotional side of Metal Lifestyle that Dakota works on from time to time.