Over dinner at Monkey Bar my friend realized she went to school with the waiter.
Having not seen each other for more than a decade they took a fun trip down memory lane.
Then, when she asked him what he was now doing, he said what you hear all too often.
He was still chasing his dream as an actor, and waiting tables is how he pays the bills to keep his dream alive.
Afterwards I got thinking how hard it must be to have a dream for your life that you can’t make come true.
I thought, to chase your dream for years, even decades, and to not seem to be getting any closer must be disheartening.
Yet then I thought, what is more disheartening, forever living inside the excitement of chasing your dream or giving up altogether?