When I was a little girl I wanted to be on the Disney Channel so bad that I named my cat, "Disney" and practiced memorizing lines from TV shows all day.
(Remember KIDS INCORPORATED? Yes, that little blonde girl is Fergie. I wanted to be her!)
(Andre is from my hometown, Las Vegas. We even had the same coach. I was totally in love with Mr. Agassi--I'd sit and watch him practice with his shirt off on Saturday mornings. I don't think my parents knew I was doing that ;)
(This is actress, Cate Blanchett, starring in the play PLENTY,which I saw in London.)
When I was a semi-adult I wanted to be an attorney so bad that I spent all my free time and money to go to law school and study my brains out for three years.
(Okay, so I've never worn a pink suit to Court, but I might be known to enjoy a few pink accessories from time to time.)
When I was full-fledged adult I wanted to be a wife and mother so bad that I married the man of my dreams, Mr. Humphries, and got to doing...yanno, the thing that gets you pregnant! ;).
(I even got my beach wedding!)
Now...I want to be a published author so bad that I read as many books as I can get my hands on and get up at 5:30 a.m. most days just to squeeze in two hours of writing before my brood of children wake up.
(Perhaps my least theatrical goal yet)
Okay, now that I write it all out like that, I see that this list might make me look like a bit of schizophrenic! That I move from one must-have achievement to the next. That I don't stick to anything for very long.
BUT, I think that's the beauty of life! We are free to have our goals and dreams evolve. Everything that we do builds our character, our experiences, our talents.
Who's to say that my flare for the dramatic didn't help me be a better competitor in tennis? Who's to say that the endurance and focus that I learned in tennis didn't make me a better actress? Who's to say that the confidence I learned from stage acting didn't help me in the courtroom? Who's to say that the persuasive writing I learned in the legal field didn't help me in my creative writing?
And who's to say that the opportunities I will gain from becoming a published author won't bless my life in ways I can't presently see?
No one, that's who!
So, what are some of your evolving dreams?