What were your hopes and dreams as a child? When you played, what was your imagined job as a grown up?
I remember having many aspirations through the years. I remember wanting to be a singer, a lawyer, the first woman president, a baker, and a writer. All these were dream careers of mine at some point between childhood and into my teen years.
The thing is I have no talent for singing whatsoever. If I were to be paid while singing, it would be more likely that people were paying me to stop! There is no way in to world that I would want to be a lawyer, and certainly not a president! My home and the people in it are enough responsibility for me, thank you!
While I still do love to bake, I far prefer just baking for those I love (even if I do end up eating way more than my share). Many years ago, I gave up on dreaming of a career in writing, but I do enjoy writing on this blog, and I have had one work of poetry published. While I no longer desire to write in a magazine, maybe one day a book wouldn’t be out of the question.
Things change, and as we become adults, some of our goals adjust based on the reality of our lives, and of our personal strengths and weaknesses. Sadly though, many of our goals change because we simply give up on ourselves.
It is easy as an adult to become cynical. Life is full of obstacles, and sometime it does appear as though the only people making it to the top are the ones who cheated their way there. For every one of those stories though, there are more stories of people working hard and achieving the success that had once been a far of dream.
Meeting goals takes hard work and sacrifice, and the bigger the goal, the harder the work.
That is part of the beauty of childhood. If you tell a child that it would be hard to have the career of his or her dreams, and you will likely be told “I don’t care, that is what I want. I will do it.”
So at what point in our lives do we lose that tenacity? I say it is time we regain our resolve. Let’s start having big dreams again. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize and make it happen. It may be hard, but we want it, and we can have it!
Rockin’ Oily Momma
Note: The essential oil desk reference says that Inner Child essential oil helps one “reconnect with the inner self or identity.”
I bet your inner self knows you can achieve great things!