Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Writer. Dreamer. Optimist.
As they say in The Greatest Showman, “This is me.” I am more than the words above, but these words are my core and represent everything that matters in my world. Each of these roles makes me the person I am today, and I value all of the ways others have helped me turn my Dreamer part into the published Writer part.
I have always been a Dreamer and a Writer, but now they are coming together in ways I only dreamed about as a child. When I was in my Daughter and Sister phase, I would write poems and stories in a spiral-bound notebook I kept by my bed. I was always jotting down rhyming texts — some rhymes were good and others were terrible — but I loved every minute of it. I loved growing up, being young, and being a Daughter and a Sister.
Of course, I am still both of those things, but in a different way now that I am an adult. Fortunately, my path allowed me to meet remarkable people along the way, who enriched my life tremendously. I take the responsibility of Friend very seriously. I think it is a great honor to have someone share their secrets and fears with you in the hope that you will reciprocate those same feelings. Being a Friend is a great gift.
However, above all, I value being a Wife and a Mother. The best decision I EVER made in my life is saying, “Yes!” to my husband when he asked me to marry him. My husband is my partner and my biggest fan, encouraging me and supporting me in my Dream to pursue Writing. My role as Mother is possibly the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. My children inspire me daily to reach for the stars and allow me to Dream bigger and to keep that Optimism I had as a child.
It is a combination of all of these roles and the people who have made an impact that has allowed me to keep pushing and stay Optimistic to pursue the Dream of Writing. It has led me to the most amazing place in my life where I can really say, “Dreams Do Come True.”