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Following Your Dreams

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I posted something recently on my personal facebook that seemed to really resonate with others so I figured I would write about it some more:


"Sometimes following your goals and dreams can be a very lonely place. I guess the important thing to remember is quality over quantity!"


I may have a ton of fans on my modeling page, and a ton of facebook friends, but those are just numbers. Internet numbers don't represent the true friends you have or the real support system that surrounds you. I don't talk about this often, or at all, but I lost a very dear friendship to me in the past year and I know it's directly related to me choosing to pursue my dreams and my passions. 


I suppose it's not always easy to balance new interests, goals, and dreams with the interests and opinions of other people. Ultimately, no one else's opinions should matter on those topics but your own, but, it's certainly difficult to remember that statement when the feedback and comments given are more malicious than constructive. Needless to say, over time, this killed a beautiful friendship.


I'm not going to use this post to lament that loss, but rather to reach out to any one else out there that is in a similar predicament... You are NOT doing this alone. Follow those dreams! Pursue those goals! If a friend can't be supportive of what you're trying to achieve, or can't keep back hurtful and insulting comments, then maybe they aren't really as good of a friend as they claim to be. The feeling of success, and the joy you'll share with those who stuck around is worth it in the end, I promise :)


xoxo

Yael

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5 Comments

Reply Dula
3:08 PM on May 23, 2013 
?Those who mind don?t matter and those who matter don?t mind.? ? Bernard Baruch
I love this quote.. just do what you have to do to reach your goals and dreams.. Sharing your genious is very important in life.. and doing the right thing will eventually attract the right people :)
Reply Melanie
9:33 PM on May 23, 2013 
Here's a great quote by Steve Jobs which I find really fitting with your post: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Reply Charles Duclos
6:57 PM on March 17, 2014 
Hello Yael,
I went to see a burlesque show for the first time not long ago. And I saw you working behind the scene. I have to see I was very disappointed not to see a performance by you. Wow. Thought I mentioned it to you as it 's always nice to hear a nice compliment from time to time, especially when it's minus 20 outside and you have one of those days.

Take care.
Reply Yael Perez
9:03 PM on March 17, 2014 
Thank you so much for your kind words Charles!
I'll be performing one of my new numbers on April 12th with the Sublimes Rondeurs at this show: https://www.facebook.com/events/219655414896584/
Hope to see you there!
xoxoxo

Charles Duclos says...
Hello Yael,
I went to see a burlesque show for the first time not long ago. And I saw you working behind the scene. I have to see I was very disappointed not to see a performance by you. Wow. Thought I mentioned it to you as it 's always nice to hear a nice compliment from time to time, especially when it's minus 20 outside and you have one of those days.

Take care.
Reply Charles Duclos
10:16 AM on April 14, 2014 
I can't believe I missed your show this week-end! Sorry I could not make it. How was it? ;-)

Yael Perez says...
Thank you so much for your kind words Charles!
I'll be performing one of my new numbers on April 12th with the Sublimes Rondeurs at this show: https://www.facebook.com/events/219655414896584/
Hope to see you there!
xoxoxo