If I stepped into your dream on a typical weekday, at a time when most people are hard at work at their jobs, what would I find you doing? Remember it’s a dream, I’m not asking what you literally do each day, I’m asking what it is you would like to be doing each day. Would I find you running a small coffee shop nestled in the center of your town? Or working at a studio on a very flamboyant art piece, that you just know the local art museum will be thrilled to showcase. Maybe I’ll find you still at home, sitting on the couch in your warm snuggly pajamas, drinking a hot cup of tea, and pounding away on the keyboard, anxious to finish up chapter four of your upcoming book. Wherever you are, keep your eyes closed, and fall into the dream; because chances are, you’ll find your purpose there.
Life is pretty mundane. As moms, we help, prepare, cook, clean, drive, listen, solve, read, bathe, run errands, attend events, and so and so on, repeatedly throughout the days, weeks, months, and years. If we’re not careful, it’s easy to completely lose ourselves in our responsibilities as moms, and totally lose sight of those dreams that live deep down in our hearts. Now don’t misunderstand me, being a mom is a dream in itself. There’s nothing as rich and beautiful as being a part of bringing life into this world, and then nourishing and helping that life to become all it’s supposed to be. What I want you to see and understand, is that your life still matters too. Your goals, dreams, passions, and purpose are still relevant and are still needed. Allow yourself to dream again.
Maybe you hesitate to allow yourself to dream again, because it feels impossible to ever achieve all that is in your heart. You start thinking about the time that you don’t have; the money that you would need; the college degree you never got. But can I gently remind you, that nothing great and amazing is ever accomplished, without first having a beginning. There’s always a first step to conquer, and then a second step to conquer, and then a third step to conquer, and on and on from there. You don’t need to have it all figured out right now, you just need to take the first step. And here’s the really great news, allowing yourself to dream again, igniting hope and possibility deep within you, getting those creative juices flowing in your mind and heart again, is the first step. Open your eyes; welcome to your new beginning!