I have a dream. Let me describe it here for you now …
I dream of writing and publishing a book (or maybe multiple books in my life time).
I dream of building a ridiculously huge following on FB and on my blog.
I dream of steady “engagement” on my FB page and on my blog.
I dream of making “just enough” money as a writer/creator to quit my regular job as a teacher in the public school system. I MUST maintain the integrity of the blog though!!! This is so, so important to me.
I dream of having other mom writers come on board with me to share their stories too.
I dream of having my own podcast (and I think it would be super awesome to have another mom and friend on board for this one too).
I dream of having my own YouTube channel (and securing a ridiculous number of followers) … not exactly sure what this might be all about though yet.
I dream of being the “administrator” of an alternative education model, in which children come to “school” four mornings a week to complete their lessons. Afternoons are about “life” (cooking, the arts, being active, and having fun).
I dream of supporting my mom with one of her dreams.
I dream of a schedule that leaves time and space to spend on my kids.
These are just my dreams for me though.
I have a dream for my children too. Let me describe it for you now.
I want my children to have an incredible and unshakeable lust for learning.
I want my children to be “asked” (required) to do their best.
I want my children to learn WITH others.
I want my children to learn about “tough topics” as they are ready to handle them.
I want my children to have space in their days to play.
I want my children to have time to work on the things they love.
I want my children to spend time with people who will love them and care for them unconditionally.
I want my children to be responsible and to take responsibility for their actions.
I want my children to know how to relate to others.
I want my children to think of (and do) for others.
I want my children to love the great outdoors.
I want my children to be proud of who they are.
I want my children to recognize their gifts and talents and use them for good.
I want my children to feel (and be) safe.
I want my children to believe in God and Jesus (and aim to love and accept others the way They do, always knowing that they will be forgiven for any wrongdoings).
I want my children to find value in being part of a faith community.
And that’s all … nothing too lofty, right?
Holy crap. Looks like I better get to work … maybe do some work on that first book or spend some time with a kid or conduct some research about podcasting.
Every day, I will (and do) take little baby steps towards my dreams.
I strongly encourage you to do what I have done (even though it’s scary as heck) … get those dreams out of your head and your heart and onto “paper.” Then just get started. Baby steps every day, every week, every month.
You’ve got this! We’ve got this!
The world needs dream chasers!