There’s a moment in our lives as moms when dreams—especially the wildest and most audacious dreams blooming in our heads—become meant for our children, not for us.
Google “follow your dreams,” and you’ll get hundreds of thousands of results—all suitable for framing or available as a stencil for your baby’s nursery wall.
“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, and don’t give up.” -Rachel Corrie
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
“Don’t dream it, be it.” -The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I’m not sure when I forgot I was also supposed to have dreams. Maybe it was when I had my first child. Maybe it was when most of my daily focus was spent doing laundry and washing dishes. Maybe it was when my husband began getting bigger and juicier assignments and I needed to take over more of the management of the household. It’s a mystery, but it did happen.
And I know I’m not alone. [Read more…]