The year was 2010, I was newly separated from my ex-husband and one year away from turning 30. I was beginning to put my life back together while raising three children ranging in age from ten through two. I had dreams and visions of everything I wanted to become. My new found love for photography was gonna take me places. I was gonna write my book and tell my story, I mean I had life all figured out.
Then life happened for me...(and it was a good thing!)
Fast forward five years. I was marrying a wonderful man and became a new mother all over again. After a failed marriage, I needed to get this right and that became my sole focus. My husband and children were my world so making sure they were okay meant more to me than pursuing my dreams. I made the decision to push them aside and be the helpmeet my husband needed. I threw myself into domestic work and corporate America but wasn't being fulfilled. The security of the incoming paycheck was nice but I needed more.
I enjoyed my earlier years of being a stay-at-home mom and working around my own hours. The downside to that was the uncertainty of when payday was coming. That notion didn't sit well with me nor did it help our family dynamic. My husband is an amazing provider but I was used to being the "helper" and doing my part.
It's now 2018 and again I find myself dreaming again. Not anything new, but some of the same dreams I stopped dreaming just a few years ago. Let me also say during these last fews years my husband and I started a 501c3 non profit, SOLO Ministries but I still long to do more. I still want to help people on a larger scale than locally. I want them to hear my name and think of strength. That same strength I want to show them how to achieve. My story still needs to be told.
Now as I have stepped away from corporate America for what I'm believing God to be the final time, I am doing my part to manifest my dreams to fruition. Everyday I am making progress as I have started writing my story, I am back to blogging with you all, and I'm working on launching my vlog later this year.
To all of you who may be reading this particular blog entry, I just want you to know that no matter what happens and what life may throw your way, NEVER STOP DREAMING! It will be those very dreams that will keep you going and growing and help to define your purpose.