Dream Big

The other day I re-watched an old favorite – Never Been Kissed – where a journalist enrolls in her old high school as part of her research for a story.The movie is painful at times to watch, especially if, like me, you had less than stellar experiences in high school.

There is a particular quote in the movie that stuck with me and I had to go back and get it, to share with all of you…

Josie: So tell me, what are your hopes and dreams? What do you want to be?

Aldys: I want to be a professor of medieval literature. I want to be a novelist. I want to be a weekend flautist. I want to be a potter, a painter, I want to be an architect, and oh, I want to go to Northwestern.

I just love the idea of it – how she spits out a half dozen careers with a big dreamy smile on her face. The idea of wanting and dreaming of so many things.

How often have I said, “one thing at a time” to my daughters and advised they slow down or simply focus on one dream at a time?

And is it naive of me to believe that, like Aldys, my girls can ‘have it all’ and accomplish all of their dreams (or at least the really important ones)?

For years now, Emily has said, “I want to be a fighter fighter (firefighter), doctor and a mama!”

Three careers – three rather full-time occupations. I can’t wait to see her in action.

Dream big.

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