It's more about encouraging each one of you out there who think dreams are useless because they never come true.
Almost exactly ten years ago, when modeling was still but a dream, I was contemplating every day for about a week that I would love to be Karl Lagerfeld's muse one day.
Many moons later, having gone through the sporadic ups and painful downs of this crazy business, I get a call from my agency whether I'd be free and interested etc etc to be a silhouette for a short movie for Chanel.
(Please note that at this point, my interest has gone towards music and I dream of singing in the big opera houses one day. And modeling kind of allows me to make a living and have spare time for school.)
I accepted, despite the awful working hours and knowing I'll probably sit around waiting most of the time. Then I realised - ACTUALLY, this is some part of a biiig dream coming true right here and right now. I'm not a top-model, sure. But wow, look at the bigger picture!! Years ago: little Polish girl sits in god-forgotten town somewhere in the middle of nowhere, having this goal. And years later, when she really couldn't care less a part of it becomes reality.
Something to think about, next time you feel everything's going wrong!! Look at what you HAVE achieved, where you started and don't forget that sometimes it takes a looong time for things to become reality! And it comes mostly when we already moved on to something else....
Supermodel Photographer wrote: It's a shame that it wasn't realized while she still cared.
OP, congrats and best wishes to you.
As a side note - this isn't the first time I've heard this notion from a model who has the stats and look for a viable mainstream career in modeling. I kinda wish I had the stats and felt non-chalant about it, as if it was just another job so I could understand it better. It's interesting, and something I wish I could study more.
It seems having the look as well as the ambition is a rare thing. Many have the ambition, but not the look. A few very successful models have the look but not the ambition or passion.
They say hind sight is 20/20. But your dreams and visions of yourself are always in front of you with or without rose colored glasses. On a daily basis reaching our dreams may seem boring but some avoid opportunities because its not going to make us famous in an instant. Basically, Keep your eyes open and make things happen. Congrats to you....boast all you want then make bigger dreams.