Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chasing Dreams

Once upon a time I wanted to be a writer. Ever since I can remember, writing has been something I enjoyed. English was always my favorite subject in school, and I always did better on tests when there were essay questions. I even went so far as to major in English when I started college. But in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to be a mother even more than I wanted to be a writer. I also knew that I didn't want to work outside the home when I had my children. Being a stay-at-home mommy was always the bigger of my two dreams, and if I had left college with that English degree, I would have had to take a small job in the field and fight my way to the top. I didn't want to devote that much time to something, only to leave it when I got pregnant. So, I put that dream aside, majored in Early Childhood Education, and got a job as a preschool teacher right out of college. This way I was able to work with children, which obviously is something else I love. And when I left to raise my own children, I didn't feel like I was stepping out of a career that I would never be able to get back into.

When I started this blog, it was a way to chronicle my pregnancy, but it was also a way to return to my love of writing. It's also a forum where I can put my thoughts into words, and reach out to other moms. Some people talk to me about my blog and say things like "how do you find the time to write that?" or "I would love to do something like that, except i'm too busy" or "why are you wasting your free time on it?" But the thing is, if you love something and are passionate about it, you make the time. Writing is my hobby, something I love to do. There's always time in your day to carve out a few moments and do something that makes you happy. Through this blog, I can write about what I know (parenting), connect with people going through similar situations, and share my experiences with the people who read it.

If you're someone who takes the time to read this blog, thank you. Even if you don't agree with everything I write, it means a lot to me that you take the time to come back. (Even if you check my blog just to see when kind of drivel I've decided to put down that day.) I love that, through the internet I am able to be a stay at home mommy, but still fulfill my dream of writing and having people read the words that I write. Chasing dreams and loving what you do are the keys to happiness. I hope all of you are able to fulfill your dreams, too!

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