Follow Your Dreams

I've had quite a bit of time to think lately. Thoughts about what I want, what I'm doing, and where my life is going. For 22 years, my life has been laid out for me. Granted ages 1-18 weren't much of my choice. Pre-school, kindergarden, elementary, and so on, they are all just a part of the plan. And then you reach high school. The next step is college for some. But then you reach 22. Everything that you've had planned is now done and there isn't anything to check off the list.

So now what? A college degree, an internship, a thesis, and limited work experience, where do you go from here? Where do I go from here?

It's the question I've been circling for weeks. If you could do anything and money didn't matter, what would you do? But it's not the question that is scary, it's the answer. The moment you realize what you want to do in that dream scenario, no other job is satisfactory.

But going after that dream is scary. What if you fail? If you dream big enough, it's not an easy path. You have to be prepared to fall a few times. You have to be prepared for the no's before you get a yes.
One of my favorite quotes says, "No doesn't mean never, it means not now."

So what do you do when you realize your dreams? You fight for them. It's a scary thing to do but it will be worth it. I keep telling myself it will be worth it. I guess we will find out when I accomplish them.


Not making the cut.

              Every fall networks do their best to recoup their series losses and get back in the game. Some come out great with their attempts to replace fan loved shows like the CW's Arrow, NBC's the New Normal or ABC's Nashville. But then there are many shows that don't make the cut.
              Now as a tv viewer, I feel obliged to give every show at least 2 episodes before I cut my own losses. However, some times I can't even make it through the first. So what shows are being cut with only 13 episodes? Here's what I've learned so far.

- The Mob Doctor: Last's years attempt to fill gaps where Bones was off air lead FOX to creating The Finder, the former's spin off. However, that was a failure and left FOX with more tv room to fill. Thus, we get The Mob Doctor. Personally, I never gave it a chance. It didn't seem like it had much to offer me. Apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks so. FOX has given the show it's 13 episode run to finish it's story (tvline).

- Emily Owens, MD: This year the CW decided to branch out from it's normally rampant teenage drama to a medical show with more than 2 doctors. But we already have Grey's Anatomy? So it's little wonder why this show is also singing it's swan song with a mere 13 episodes as well. (tvline)

- 666 Park Avenue: No one network seems to be without fault this season, as ABC's attempt to fill the once glamourous spot of Housewives will soon be void again. The network has cancelled this scandalous New York apartment drama leaving show creators in a bind to answer questions with whatever is left from it's 13 episodes. (tvline)

- Partners: It seems One Tree Hill alums aren't catching a break this season as Sophia Bush's new project has been cut ending at 13 episodes as well. This short lived comedy had great potential. Unfortunately, CBS seems to believe otherwise and has given the show its final orders.

              But fear not television lovers, many networks have new shows that have yet to start their seasons. The CW will present The Carrie Diaries soon, while USA's original shows will be starting up again as well. With every fall comes the opportunity to discover a new world of excitement but unfortunately not every show has a life as long as day time soaps.