“Don’t let life kill the dreams you dream”, says Jim Linger – THE GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN


Don’t let life kill the dreams you dream.

I bought my very first car at age 37.
I got in the best shape of my life at age 39.
I became proud of my military service finally, and signed up for my VA benefits at age 47.
I got my first email and social media at age 38.
I got my first piercings at age 37.
I got involved with my longest love relationship at age 42.
I bought my first computer at age 48.
I stood on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry at age 43.
I flew first class for my first time this year at age 49.
I got the job I love now, and am the lead trainer, at age 48.
I moved to the city of my dreams and started over, with almost nothing, two years ago today. I cried that first day as I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, fulfilling a lifelong dream. I was

And this next year I’ll be 50, and I’ve just finally gotten to see The Redwood Forest, took my first boat trip, saw the falls at Yosemite, and visited Las Vegas. I may even get my first tatoo.

Life happens often without planning or expectation. Go with it. And enjoy it. And NEVER give up on a dream.




About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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