Back in 2008 I had a dream of making a trading card game similar to Pokèmon. I thought that using photoshop I could make a card that looked exactly like a Pokèmon card. I pulled out the creaky wooden chair and sat down and turned on the computer. With images of great cards in my head, I got to work, opening up photoshop and putting in a basic card template that I had gotten off google. I searched the tool bar, trying out every tool until I got the one I wanted. After selecting my color, I tried to draw a shape that would look like a frog, it kind of looked like a blob. I added some more details to it and my masterpiece was done. The creature was supposed to be a frog with a very large tongue. Thus 'Tonguetoad' was born. With my 8 year old brain, I thought Tonguetoad was the most clever name in the world.
That was my first dreams for the future as a kid, mainly because Pokémon was my favorite thing as a kid. Looking back, I realize that while that dream never really came through, it changed who I was and drove a passion that is in some parts still with me today. It is worth pursuing a dream, even if it may be unrealistic. Even though a dream may seem far from reality, there is nothing to lose and much to gain from chasing it.