Dreaming, imagining, fantasising, manifesting. For all fellow law students out there, doesn’t law get you down sometimes? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love law school and I would probably marry it if I could (one day, it might even seem like I have married the law), but every now and again you start to wonder what life will look like on the other side of this degree. Will I get a job? What if my transcript isn’t good enough? What if I haven’t done enough extra curricular? What if I don’t have enough experience working in a firm? It starts to feel like the choice won’t be yours. I know many days I feel like I will accept any job offers given to me on graduating (if any). But what about what I want? What if I don’t want to do my articles in a commercially based firm? What if I don’t want to have to travel for hours a day or move away?
Today I am deciding to follow the dream I want, and to visualise this dream so that it can become my reality. Here’s an example of manifesting what it is you want and receiving it. About 6 months ago my partner and I made the decision to move out together into a unit. Rent in our area is expensive and you often don’t get much out of what you pay. The places are often old and dingy and unclean. Then we found a unit that was so uneblivingly picturesque and perfect, it made no sense that it existed. And it existed at a fraction of the cost of the others, in a prime location, was modern and new and even came with a gardener once a month! Don’t even get me started on the natural light that shines through the windows at all hours of the day…
To say I wished that our application would be successful to get this house would be an understatement. I dreamed about it constantly, I day-dreamed, I dreamed in my sleep, and I spoke about this house to my partner like we already had it. I planned where furniture would go, I planned what kind of outdoor setting we could fit in the backyard, I found a space for our pet bunnies and our turtle and I can promise you that my every waking thought was possessed by the idea of living in this house. And voila! I am writing this sitting in that exact house. When we went into the real estate agent to pick up the keys, the receptionist told us how lucky we were because the house had had over 40 applicants look through it. We are university students who are young and only just starting to find our way in the world, and I still can’t believe they gave it to us!!! Maybe it sounds silly, but I’d like to think that I visualised myself living here so much so that I manifested this house to become ours.
Success comes at a cost – you have to be willing to work incredibly hard and give it your all. Sometimes you don’t realise though, that having a dream and being sure of what it is and what you want enables you to work towards that without ever consciously realising that you are doing so. I am not saying sit back and just dream and suddenly everything you wish for will come your way. I am saying that when you have a dream and you can sit down every night and feel like soon it will be a reality, that means you have already done what is required to get there. Each time you feel that little bit closer, give yourself a pat on the back and go out and treat yourself.
Only you can make your way in this world so dream big and have the courage to make those dreams your reality!