What is it that you want to do in the world? What would you do if time, money, age, or family obligations were not in the way?
As scripture tells us, you are made in the image and likeness of God. In other words, you are a magnificent expression of the Divine. You hiding your light does not enrich you or the world.
When I was 18, I told my parents that I wanted to move to New York and make my living in show business. My mother's immediate and uncensored response was, "But you don't have any talent!" I used to joke that I spent the next decade trying to prove her wrong. The truth is, I was motivated by a commitment that transcended any hardship, indignity, or slight that I had to endure and by an understanding that the fulfillment of my heart's desire was living into my Divine purpose.
Let go of your reasons - or excuses - and explore your heart's desire, if only in your mind. Let your imagination take you on a journey to the realm of divine possibility. Explore every nuance of feelings and creative ideas, and revel in the abandon of your passion. Then, build your muscles with small, powerful steps, take the decade it may take to manifest your dreams, and know that with every step on your journey, you are blessing yourself and others.
Claim your dominion, the world does not need more people who subjugate their calling to greatness in the name of practicality. The world desperately needs people who are willing to answer that calling, one baby step at a time. As Howard Thurman said, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."