Basketball Jones

If you are a 90s kid, you know about the movie Space Jam. I mean, if you are a human with a pulse you know about Space Jam. The wonderful movie starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny was one of the high points of a lot of our grade school years. Everyone who watched that movie was going to be a basketball star. It was the epitome of goals. 

 

When you are growing up, and you have that one thing you want to do so bad, you don’t really think about the logistics of it all. Like, maybe the fact that you have to actually be able to play basketball to become that star. Or, that if you want to become a doctor you must endure seven years of college. Little kids don’t sweat the small stuff. 

 

Didn’t your parents tell you that you could be whatever you wanted to be? If you put your mind to it, the possibilities are endless. Parents are just so into letting you be what you want when you are little. They for one, don’t want to crush your dreams, and two, actually think anything is possible. I mean, of course when I was six and I wanted to run a recycling center, my mom wasn’t going to tell me that was silly. She let me play make believe, and I got to be the boss of my own place. (I also went through a school bus driver faze pretty hard)

 

Once you hit that stage of adulthood, you start to realize some of your dreams are not achievable. Maybe it’s going to cost your life in student loans, make you move to a new place, change how you feel about that profession. Maybe you just can’t. You know what? THAT’S OK. 

 

Occasionally life gets in the way, whether it’s with an injury, heartbreak, money, or the lack of passion. But you know what’s cool? You can still be involved one way or another. Maybe you love basketball, but can’t play anymore, so you pick up Draft Kings and are still involved in the thing you love. 

 

Don’t crush your own dreams, and for this one minute… Listen to your parents.