Some days I wonder why I blog. What do I possibly know about anything? I am just a mom who found herself yearning for her own purpose in life and decided to start seeking out people to connect with. I am just a dreamer. There’s really nothing very special about me.
To tell you the truth, I have actually been told several times in my life that I should not be allowed to dream. After all, I am a mom now. Mom’s don’t travel. Mom’s have to be “responsible”. Mom’s are good for cooking and cleaning. . . . humph. Depressing, isn’t it? That’s how I feel. And well, honestly I don’t think I am going to believe these nay say’ers anymore. Why can’t I still dream?
A wise friend of mine said to me the other day “You know; studies show that over time you will start to become identical to those who you surround yourself with.” Wow. Never thought about it like that before. Do I want to be like some of the most influential people in my life. . the people that I surround myself with on a daily basis? If I surround myself with people who say “It can’t be” then I will eventually believe that it can’t be done too. Honestly, I can already see it happening. There are many days when I simply fall into line and play the part. I am becoming like those in my close circle of life and that is not who I want to be, I’m different. I’m a dreamer. . I want to travel the world. .I want to experience life. I do not simply want to exist. So what are my dreams? Honestly, I have many dreams. . A few of my dreams are to travel with my children learning from life first hand. I want to do something with my life that will help and impact others. I might even want to write a book someday. Just because I am a mother does not mean that I can’t do those things, right?
Well, dreams are wonderful until they are stepped on. People who know me say “You can’t do that.”, “I just can’t see you as a traveler Mary, what would you do about all of the germs?” and “That sounds wonderful, but it will never happen. . things like that just aren’t a reality. . a 9-5 job. . now that’s reality”.
This entire post is the main reason I continue to blog. It’s because I have found the internet to be an amazing tool. A stay at home mom like me can now communicate with almost anyone around the world. Connections can be made, things can be learned. Through this step forward I am finding myself growing in ways I’ve never dreamed possible. The hours after my kids go to bed, I find that the world is opened up to me. I can connect with real people who are doing these things that I only dream of. Families who are traveling the world with their kids and experiencing amazing journeys! Women who are successful at the same time as being amazing mothers. People who are living their dreams even though they have been told it was foolish. These people are the reason why I keep blogging. I want to surround myself with the dreamers so someday I can become more like them.
Some of my favorite bloggers and inspirational people: (You should check them out)
Shalom Mama – She is living in a bus with her family
Drew Jacob – He is traveling around by bike on a life fulfilling journey
Whitney Johnson – She is a successful business woman and author who took a risk in life
These people are all such an inspiration to me.
I am at the point in my life when I want to see a change in myself. I fear that if I don’t start to follow my dreams now then I never will. I know what you are thinking (and to be quite honest I am thinking the same thing). You may be thinking that I am all talk and no action. Well, that’s where you fall into this equation, my readers. A blog is a wonderful tool of accountability and support. I would love to hear your support, ideas, experiences and yes I will also entertain your criticism.
So. What do you think? Are you a parent who is a rockstar in the professional field and a full time parent at home? Are you doing something out of the ordinary in your life to follow your dreams? If so I’d like to hear your thoughts. Please share your stories with us. You can be my inspiration.
If you have a dream that you’ve been putting aside, tell us about it. What are your ambitions?
The BIG question: If you could do anything in life without worrying about it. . what would it be?
I am looking forward to hearing from you all.