Birthing Your Dream

I vividly remember as a little girl having a conversation with my dad about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I mean I remember it like it was a few hours ago. In that conversation I told him I wanted to be photographer. Honestly I don’t even know when we had that conversation if I even owned a camera, but something in me knew I wanted to be a photographer. You know as a kid when you speak, you speak from the heart as that is the time for most when life hasn’t happened yet and you believe that anything is possible. After that day I don’t even remember thinking about being a photographer much or even giving the conversation much thought. I just went on being a kid, and has I got older and began to be around my friends more, I unintentionally started capturing the memories we made with pictures.

Still never really thinking much about being a photographer, just doing what I loved. Growing up I always had a camera even if it was just a throw away camera, I had to capture the moment.

Then as life began to happen and I became an adult I would take pictures less often. I had begun to let life and life circumstances keep me from what I loved. I was an adult now and thought that doing what you love is what you do when you are a kid. As an adult I began to gain the mentality that you do what you have to do or what you are expected to do. Even though that was my reality at the time, somewhere inside was a little girl who wanted to be a photographer.

Well fast forward a few years and I began my dream of being a photographer, not full time but I was still doing what I loved. Today I don’t photograph as much as I’d like but that is changing also. So I am here today to tell you that just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you can’t do what you love and make a living from it. Of course as an adult we have to take care of our responsibilities and do what you have to do but that doesn’t mean you can’t also do what you love. There will be work involved in making the dream of doing what you love a reality but it will all be worth it. It’s like when you are in labor to deliver a child there will be labor pain and you will have to push but once it’s all said and done and you see your beautiful baby, you forget about the pain and begin to enjoy the blessing your new bundle of joy brings.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to look back over this year on December 31, 2017 and say you you’re in the process of birthing your dream, to say you started that business, you finished that book, or whatever your dream may be? There is a quote that I remember seeing on New Year’s Eve 2015 on a church marque that read “A year from now you will wish you started today”. So let me ask you what dream do you have in your heart waiting to be birthed? Think about this for a minute and begin to dream those childlike dreams again, you know the real you before life happened kind of dreams, then write it down. Like the good book says “Write the vision and make it plain” Habakuk 2:2. Even though you aren’t still a kid anything is still possible.

So let me ask you this, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Always remember YOU ARE A WORTHY WOMAN!

Nikki Lloyd

Darnise, this was truly amazing and such a blessing to read!! This post is really going to touched millions of hearts!! It touched my heart!! what a blessing!! This puts you in a mindset of whatever you want to do in life do it! Don’t let situations bring you down and stop you from dreaming! It doesn’t matter what anybody thinks or says about you just do it!! so thank you for writing this post it was very inspiring !!

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