Sunday, June 20, 2010

Magical Moment 136, "A Dreamer Whose Dreams Always Came Last"

One of the reasons why I am out here near New York City, pursuing a music career is because of my dad. Somehow I inherited his passion and entrepreneur spirit. He, like me, has always had a thousand things in his head he’s wanted to try. He, like me, has been known to make impulsive, life changing decisions in order to follow his dream. He, like me, is always looking for the next opportunity to commit to. He, like me, has seen his share of success and disappointment.

He has always had a love for flight and once earned his private pilot’s license. The expense and time commitment makes it a difficult hobby to keep however. Maybe if he could go back in time, flight wouldn’t be the dream that got away, but like the song, ”A Builder” says, he is “a dreamer whose dreams always came last,” while providing for his family came first.

My goal and dream is to become a successful musician, performer, and songwriter. I learned from my dad the importance of dreams, the hard work that goes into fulfilling them, and that one of the worst feelings in life is to have a regret that you didn’t give it your all. But whether I win or lose in my endeavor, I do know that he is proud of me, and that is one success I know I've accomplished.

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been and there you will always long to return."
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Drawing of my father, Rick Daugherty, that I drew for his birthday 2/10