FBFF: Sweet dreams are made of these
So this post is from a few weeks ago. I felt like the topic was too good not to write about it.
Dreams. I’m a daydreamer. It’s what I do all day. So when I can share my dreams and aspirations with others, I just do it! Who knows, someone out there is reading and is looking to make my dream a reality :)
1. Fess up – if you could do anything professionally what would it be?
There are so many things I know I can do well with the proper training. But if I had the money, I’d start my own organization for young girls focused on the arts: dance, music, writing, painting, drawing, doodling, singing, cartwheeling, WHATEVER.
2. What draws you to this?
Honestly, every time I listen to one of my favorite artists, India Arie’s music. It’s positive. It’s encouraging. It’s motivating. It’s love. It’s everyhing that I’d like to give to a young girl.
Every time I see a young girl who is lost, it pains me. A child that has been molested, discouraged, misguided, naive, gullible….it all reminds me of me. The more I think about it, the more my heart swells and tears well in my eyes. This is how I know that being in the midst of young girls is my calling. Because I can feel it.
3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?
Hmmm…..strongly, I’d say about a few months into starting this blog last year. I wrote this post speaking on that epiphany moment. At the time, I was going back and forth with the idea of returning to school for my Master’s but it never felt like the right choice. I didn’t even know what I would have studied!
4. What’s holding you back from going all in?
Fear. Plain and simple. It doesn’t matter how many times I tell myself that you haven’t failed if you’ve tried, the fear itself is enslaving.
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest… what’s one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?
Work. I don’t give up. I’ve been working and building my network. I’ve spoken to my mentors who keep me focused. I have friends that reassure me of my greatness. And I believe that God created me with a purpose. Slowly but surely, my dreams will come true.
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