When you were little you went through many phases of what you wanted to be when you grew up. For a while I wanted to be a doctor. Mainly because I had an awesome one. He was funny, kind, and good at his job. I wanted to be like him. But it didn't take long for me figure out I could not be a doctor. I do not sickness. I hate germs. Yep, I'm a germ-a-phobe. You can't be a very good doctor if you can't handle that.
I also wanted to be a teacher. I had some cool ones. And when you are a kid, having an awesome teacher has an impact. But I realized, I am not especially good with kids. So that was probably not a good choice for me either. Funny, now I am in Primary! Ha!
So why am I bringing this up? Well, on Saturday there was a pool party at our Bishop's house. I was talking to a recent high school graduate, who just so happens to be a friend of Kristin's also. She is heading to college in September. Hard to believe that my child is old enough to have college age friends!! I digress. I asked this young woman what her major was. She told me, and then added what her minor was. She went on to say that she was much interested in her minor. It was dream of hers. But her mother said it was too risky, and why would she want to do that. She even mentioned taking a double major with business. Again her mother questioned her. I overstepped the boundaries and said, "So you would be able to run a business." Her response, "Exactly!"
I was flabberghasted that her mom wouldn't say, "Shoot for the stars! Build your dreams!" Have a back up plan, yes. But build those dreams. Make them yours. I am letting my kids build on theirs. Drama and acting is probably one of the toughest fields to get into. And I make no bones about that, but I also tell her to go for it. However, she has to study it. I will support her the best way I can! Emily wants to be an artist. And you can bet I will be there every step of the way. Ryan, is young, and still discovering himself. I see an athlete in him. He can do any sport he desires. Only time will tell. Whatever he wants I will support him.
What say you? Do you support their dreams?
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