Sundays are dedicated to stars...that includes me or any other person I deem worthy because, after all, it is MY blog!;) As I'm sure you've guessed by now, I'm on a personal journey of my own and I'm dragging my family right along with me! It's definitely NOT a quest for stardom, but rather a quest to find my inner 'star'...to utilize my talents doing something that I love to do!
Yes, you guessed it. I AM the person in the buffet line who has a completely sufficient amount of food on her plate and yet, for some reason, keeps piling it on!! In other words, I have enough on my plate with my husband, my two year old, my daily activities and my 'large is an understatement' extended family, BUT I just can't resist challenging myself with more!
I've written a children's book, picked up a degree in acting, am dabbling in freelance photography, AM trying out for the next season of American Idol, I started this blog.....the list goes on! No, I don't think I'm the next Carrie Underwood or the next Jennifer Aniston or even the next Shel Silverstein, but I'll always know that I devoted time to things that I love doing and I won't have any regrets about never trying something I always wanted to! That's worth it to me:)
I encourage all of you to do this in some way, in whatever way fits you and those dreams YOU KNOW you have! Just do it! There will always be those who think we're crazy, or who think we'll fail or those who just laugh at us, but what does that matter? What do they have to do with our lives? If you look past those people you'll be surprised (I know I was) at how many more people there are who want to see you succeed! They really do and they'll support you along the way. All I know is there were times that I couldn't remember the last song I sang, the last stage I acted on, the last time I sat down to write....and that didn't settle well with me. Yes, my husband thinks I'm a fabulous wife and my son thinks I'm the best thing since motorcycles and so those are gifts I've been blessed with as well. Now, I'm just making time for all the things that I love. Actually, I'm just making time for me! I always wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore tossing my hat up in the air because that theme song was so encouraging;) My favorite part and new motto?
"Love is all around, no need to waste it! You can have the town, why don't you take it? You might just make it after all!!"