Big Dreams

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?

10 comments on “Big Dreams

  1. “I know that I’m on my way.
    I can tell every time I play.
    And I know it’s worth all the dues I pay,”

    I love that! What a great song 🙂 Once I get my goals in order it will be time to start working on the hubby’s (he wants to start a restaurant).

  2. My big dream is to be a best selling author and be able to make a living doing what I love..writing. Like with your mom, this would definitely be a huge deal for my parents as well. They want me to succeed every bit as much as I do. Hopefully we’re both on our way to reaching our goals. Good luck! 🙂

  3. Katy says:

    No way! I have had the Tangled songs (particularly “I’ve got a dream”) in my head ALL day and was just thinking earlier how I could write a post about Tangled…and you’ve gone and saved me the trouble!! My best friend only introduced it to me a couple of weeks ago but I absolutely love it!

    Just so you know Angela, I’ve been reading Phoenix Feather and I have no doubt that you will achieve that dream of yours…no doubt at all. But I’ll save the gushing feedback for when I’ve finished it 😉

    • Hah! You could still do a post on Tangled. I bet I would find it very amusing. 😀

      Thanks Katy. 🙂 I got my first 5-star review on Amazon, and am super excited about it!

      • Katy says:

        Oh no, you did me a favour…I had nothing really to write, just wanted to share the Tangled love!

        Congratulations! Well deserved indeed! Can’t wait to keep reading it and find out what happens!

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