The First Step
Making the statement at age six that you want to be a professional dancer is cute. Making that same statement at age 26 is different.
Confirmation that it was O.K. for me to dream of a life as a tap dancer came from a therapist. She said, “Identify what you love to do and be really good at it—like, really good at it. Do that and don’t worry about the money. The money will come.”
The things we want to do the most are usually the most scary. When I’m scared, I recall this, one of my top quotes of all time: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Thank you, Martin Luther King, Jr.