If You Dream It, You Can Achieve It

4 years ago
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     Why am I writing this? Why am I writing this on a blog site? Because I have a lot to say and I decided that someone may just want to hear what I have to say, so here goes, my first blog.

     I want to tell everyone who is reading this about dreams. I don't mean the dreams that you have while you are sleeping, I mean the dreams that we have about what we aspire to be when we grow up. Now you have all heard this so much, that is probably starting to sound very clicheous (not sure if that is real word but it sounds good). I am one of those people who had the hard life and grew up to make something of myself; however, that is not the sad story I wish to tell at this time, the story I wish to tell has to do with preserverance and never giving up on your dreams. It is a story that I believe never gets old.

     I became a mother at the age of 15 years old, growing up in an environment that was overrun with violence, hunger and fear on a daily basis. Now this all sounds terrible and I apologized for sending you into a state of depression. The flip side of this story is that I emerged a survivor but not without scars physically and mentally. Today I am a Registered Professional Nurse who has a Masters degree and who working a PhD. This is no easy task for someone who went to substandard public schools and ended up obtaining a GED which was referred to where I grew up as ( A Good Enough Diploma). I wonder what the kids call it now?  I also raised two adult children who obtained Bachelors degrees, and are working, productive citizens. Not bad for a poor teen mom. When people gave up on me, I did not give up on myself. I told myself many years ago that education was the way that I would change my destiny, and I did.

     I hope this brief blog will give hope and inspire all who will take the time to read it. One day I will chronicle all of my experiences into a book that will have some creative, deep meanful title, that will make the bestsellers list, and then become a lifetime movie. You just wait and see. So what is the moral of the story?

     If you can see it or dream it, you will, and you can achieve it.

 Lilbless

ladyofsong@aol.com

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