Dreams change over time. Those dreams from early in life aren’t always what we need later on. If you try pursuing that dream from the past you may realize it isn’t fulfilling in the way your thought it would be.
Reconciling dreams from the past with your life now
You have to be willing to look into those dark corners and ask yourself what will really make you happy. What if the answer takes you in completely the opposite direction from that youthful dream? How do you reconcile the dreams from the past with your current life needs and wants? What about the future?
To jump or not jump into the void
There comes a point when you will have to jump into the void. Some changes cannot be undone but maybe those aspects of your new life plan can be minimized. Think about what you need in the next five years with a mind on the longterm. Consider finances but don’t lose touch with the things you really love to do. Rather than blindly jumping into the void, dig down deep to find out what you really want. On the surface it seems like you are giving up on your dreams but it may be that they are just called by another name.