It’s hard, isn’t it? I read about some young college students saying earlier today that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an inspiration and that she makes them believe they can become Latina lawyers some day. Wow – it was oh so long ago that I dreamt of being a lawyer. And it wasn’t something that I had thought about as a young girl, either. Law school was more of a way to avoid going to work for a bank with my business degree. As I went through law school and enjoyed learning and doing well, the dream of practicing law began to materialize. So, what happens when you achieve that goal – do you just move on to the next one? I’m at the stage now where I have a dream of being on stage (no, not acting, though some of you may think I’m melodramatic enough for that!) and motivating and inspiring others. I have another dream of coaching others to their goals. I have another dream of writing to inspire others. Wait, for a minute there I felt like I was starting to sound like the Rev. Martin Luther King with the “I have a dream” stuff! In all seriousness, it’s taken me a long time to even conceptualize these dreams and visualize myself doing it. It’s taken even longer to share it with others. So I’m taking this first step towards following my dreams by believing in the vision and voicing it – not just to my family and friends, but also to God. If I can’t ask Him for it, how can I ever expect the dream to come true? So I’m encouraging others to follow their dreams and the first step may just be figuring out what they are . . . after achieving certain things in your life, it may take some soul-searching, but believe you me, it’s worth it. The idea of pursuing the path I’m on gives me such excitement that I almost can’t even think about it too long! Have you thought about it, talked about it with God, shared it with others? It’s the first step!
Peace and blessings,