Are you doing something to follow your dream?
When I was searching for a quote for today, the words of Jonathan Livingston Seagull touched me. I know people who literally have aske me why do I bother studying Egyptology and write my books even though I have a day job. What's the point? Doesn't it take all my spare time?
Yes, it does. But I have noticed you can follow your dream even when you cannot use the whole day to concentrate on it. I always wanted to be an Egyptologist and an author. So I simply kept on using what ever time I had to study and write - because they are my passions.
Apparently looking at me (and others) doing things to achieve a dream can be painful to those who have chosen not to do so. Or who believe they simply haven't got the time. Others reaching for something they have always wanted reminds these people of the dreams they have denied.
I have seen how this denial can turn someone bitter. They do not want to be with those who are following their dream. Or at least they try to belittle their achievements, to drag the "achiever" down to their own misery. (Misery loves company, as you may have noticed).
Do you have a painful dream inside your heart? Has someone convinced you it is not worth striving for?
Don't believe them. Understand the pain you feel when thinking about your dream is a sign your dream is still alive. Don't wait for long interrupted hours to start heading towards your dream. Find a few moments each day, even if it is only ten minutes. And do something during that time that takes you one step closer to your dream. Each journey starts with that first step, and when you take enough steps, you reach your goal.
This is your life. Live it in a way that increases your happiness.