I believe in dreaming big, if you dream small, you get small. If you dream big you might not get everything you want but you get so much more. I've had some dreams that seemed unattainable to others, I just knew they were meant to happen for me.
If I listened to all the negative things people said I would still be where I was when I was 18. I refused to think that was the best that I could do. Sometimes I come off a little full of myself, it's not that at all, I just believe in myself. We all need to do that more often, repeat after me, I am awesome, I am amazing! You are too you know!!
I have actually made something of myself, I was a single mom at the age of 18, on the welfare system. That was NEVER good enough for me. I took courses, worked part time, I eventually worked two jobs around the clock until I was finally able to hold down one fairly decent paying job.
I did everything I could to make sure my daughter did not become a statistic, she didn't. She is successful and happy. She is married to the man of her dreams, she has a career she loves, a home and most important she is a mama to her beautiful son Jackson.
I'm so proud of her that she didn't just give into her circumstances. She could have, that would have been easy but like me she wanted better for herself. I am expecting wonderful things from my Valentina. I think as parents we have to expect the best, otherwise our children will settle.
I don't mean that we choose our children's lives for them because that is wrong, they have to make their own choices for them to be happy. I just really think we need them to know that we expect their best. I am about excellence and not about mediocrity. Too many people settle.
I'm not settling for anything, I expect the best, especially from myself. I'm a firm believer that children do as you do, not as you say. So I'm setting the bar high but very achievable. I want to teach my children something very important, for them to progress they always have to live outside their comfort zone.
I've written lists of what I want in 1 year, 3 years and 5 years. Some are wacky and out there but I don't care, I'm out to prove the universe gives you what you ask for, which is whatever you want.
"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield