Thursday, February 24, 2011

Living the Dream

When people ask me how I am doing I usually respond, "Just living the dream." no matter how great or horrible I am doing. This morning I woke up and thought, "What is the dream?" is so stressful. I questioned if I really was living the so called American Dream. I am always working. I go to school, come home, do homework, go to work, come back home, do a little more homework, and try to laugh as much as possible during the process. Don't get my wrong, I really do love life, but I am so ready for a little Beke time. The American Dream is great and all but sometimes I wish I could experience a slower paced life. I have heard that in other countries things are so much more relaxed. Maybe that's the life I would love for me. But for now, I must keep on working. I am glad I live in a country where anyone can succeed if they work hard, but I am even beginning to question what success is. Can you truly succeed with all this hard work? I might succeed in my professional life but what about my spiritual, emotional, and social self? I wonder if I really am living the dream our forefathers envisioned.