Determinationthe ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult

Hopeful: feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.

Dreamer: a person who is unpractical or idealistic.


Living in the "ghetto" part of London as a child was such a strange but also such a fruitful experience of my whole childhood. My family and I lived in a block of council flats where all you could here at night is distant police sirens - I always wondered what had happened. A true thinker I was.

The apartment was tiny, it only had one bedroom for the five of us. We (my mother, two older sisters and of course I) shared that one room -two sleeping on the floor and the other on the bed. Next to that bed was the window looking out onto the surrounding blocks of dull looking flats and in-between two block of flats on the far left you could see a glimpse of the city. Tall, sparkling buildings was all I looked at before going to bed each night -day dreaming of what my future could be like. Oh I dreamed, but I always had that quiet voice in the back of my head going "you won't even get close to such things". That did not stop me from dreaming though. It just made me more stubborn and determined to do well in everything I came to face. Maybe a bit too stubborn at times. Dreaming about the day I'll get to explore the city on my own and finding all these hidden treasures that were supposedly in the city. These grand ideas of eating new food, working in the city and just having the time of my life. All of this was because of the gap between those two block of flats; sometimes I think what if I wasn't able to see that. Would that have changed everything?


“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist


Now looking back on my childhood I realise how truly grateful I am even though we faced a few knock backs being the true dreamer I was- it made me preserver through it all. I think that that's what makes a child or being a child so precious and beautiful. As a child you're able to think/dream of doing the "impossible" but I feel as though we lose that as time goes by and we become adults. All sense of hope or  dreaming if you say goes out the window. But why? Why do we lose the faith in ourselves to be able to do something great? (whatever that maybe from small to big things) I'm sure that there are adult dreamers out there in the world or you reading may be. I can honestly say that I have lost my dreamer ways - I wish I hadn't. Being able to dream is having courage but being able to make your dreams to a reality is something that superheroes do right relies on risk-taking. Taking risks means also having disappointments and the determination to get back up.


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist


 In a world that can be harsh and cruel, being a dreamer is a sign of hope and immense perseverance if you take action. So dream as much a you can or like and face the world with a child's heart. 




Published by Yumi Koco