I was listening to some old CDs recently and came across “Baby Girl” by Sugarland. I’m not a country music girl, but I love the story of this song. Change the parts about singing to writing, and it’s pretty much my life right now.
I have big dreams for being a best-selling author. Along with that, though, I have dreams of giving back to my mom after all the support she’s given me. We don’t have a traditional mother/daughter relationship. We’re best friends. Even if there wasn’t a financial need, I think we would still live together. I love hanging out with her. We watch movies and TV together. (We both even read books *while* we’re watching TV.) The two of us go out to eat (I never go by myself). We’re both known at our favorite restaurant, and the guy who usually serves us has our typical orders memorized. We go to church together, and go on mini vacations to the beach or San Francisco together.
This probably would have been a good Mother’s Day post, but I wasn’t blogging at that time. I love my mom, and I’m grateful for all the support she’s given me over the years in life, love, and writing. Do I want my dreams of publishing to come true for me? Most definitely. But I also want them to come true for her.
In Tangled, Rapunzel’s dream was to see the floating lanterns. After she made it, she knew she’d need to find a new dream (cough nudge handsome thief over there). Life’s better with big dreams. When you finally get everything you’ve been dreaming of, don’t settle.
What will my next big dream be? When I was younger it was to buy a castle in Scotland. Seriously though, I don’t know yet. There are things I’d like to do, but they’re small at the moment. Who knows, maybe when I need that new dream, those small things will blossom into huge, wonderful ideas. The creative Muse is very out-spoken, after all. 😉
What are your big dreams? What do you think you’ll do after you reach them? For those of you who have had dreams come true, what were they, and what are your dreams now?