I love Don Quixiote. It’s one of the greatest works of literature in Western Civilization. When I was taking Spanish classes in high school, I read the entire thing in the original. I remember nothing of the experience except that I had to look up a ton of words because much of the language was so archaic. I’ve also read it in an English translation as an adult. And though it bears only a passing resemblance to the story in the novel, I also love the musical made of the story and in particular the “Impossible Dream” song.
As recently as four years ago I thought being a full-time voiceover performer was an impossible dream for me. Impossible because as a husband and father of four I thought I would never reach the point where I would be able to provide for my family just doing voiceover work. But, impossible or not, I keep moving forward. Studying. Building relationships. Exceeding expectations for my clients. Solving problems. And here we are four years later and I’m fast approaching the one year anniversary of my transition away from having both a day job and a voiceover business to just doing voiceovers. In fact that one year anniversary, May 1, is the day before my fifth blogiversary, May 2.
Where ever you are on your journey, living your dream now like I am or still just dreaming, keep making progress one step at a time. My friend Pam Tierney did and recently wrote about how she’s made more progress than she realized. (By the way, Pam such a good writer I highly recommend you subscribe to her feed.) The day is coming when you too are going to have a similar moment.
(edited to fix typo)