"A dream realized is good, but a dream achieved is better."
When I graduated high school, I had a list of dreams that I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to graduate from college, move to New York, get a job in fashion, write for a big name magazine and travel the world. I was pretty sure that I had my life all planned out. However, as I soon learned, everything does not always go as planned.
Here I am almost seven years later and I'm still working on getting my master's degree. I haven't moved to New York. I had a job in fashion retail. No, I haven't caught the eye of any big name magazines yet. And traveling around the world for me means going down to my mom's house. Pretty sad right?
Not really. What I have done is found the love of my life, gotten married, had two beautiful children, moved away from home and started this wonderful blog. In process of achieving all of this, I've realized that my dreams are still the same. Almost. I'm torn between whether or not I still want to move to New York. Anyways, with two kids and strong desire to still make something more of myself, I'm more determined than ever to accomplish my dreams.
Starting YUMMommy has opened a lot of doors for me. It's allowed me to meet and bond with some pretty awesome men and women. Before I started this blog, I knew that I loved writing and inspiring others but I didn't know how much. I get a rush when write. And it warms my heart when I read a comment about how my writing has touched someone in a positive way.
It's because of YUMMommy that I have been motivated to not give up on my master's or settle for just an associate's degree. I've read about how so many of you with way more obstacles than I have going back to grad school. Some of you have even started your own businesses and brands!!
I'm realizing that I don't have to write for those big name magazines, I can become one. I deserve and desire better. Likewise my children deserve to have a mommy who can teach them how to follow their dreams.
You see, there will be times in your life when you will get caught up in life and forget that at one point you had dreams. However, when you do realize those dreams again, you should work harder at achieving them. When we achieve our dreams we conquer our deepest fear-- failure. When we achieve our dreams we prove to ourselves that we more than adequate.
So, go ahead and dare to dream again! Go ahead and watch all your fears disappear. Best of all remember than becoming the best you all lies in a dream.