Don’t let your dreams be just dreams

Today I heard the saddest thing.

Mandla Maseko, the South African former DJ who won a chance to become the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash, his family said in a statement.

Maseko, 30, beat one million other contenders to win a trip to space sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy, which had yet to be scheduled by the time of his death.

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet. I’m envious of myself, Maseko said at the time in a Guardian interview. “I’m not trying to make this a race thing but us blacks grew up dreaming to a certain stage.

You dreamed of being a policeman or a lawyer but you knew you won’t get as far as pilot or astronaut. “Then I went to space camp and I thought, I can actually be an astronaut.”

His dream became real but sadly Maseko was killed before he had the chance to turn his dream into a reality. Life is so short and we only have one life. So shouldn’t we live the best life we can? Live every day like it’s your last.

If you have dreams or hopes or goals makes steps towards them. The only certainty in life is that one day we will die. So make this one life your best life. Who knows what is round the corner and what tomorrow will bring.

If you dream of doing something, then do it. Never let your dreams be just dreams.

Veronica Winter

Health & Wellness Consultant

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