Great Things!

In my closet sits a box.

Inside is a tattered folder that fills it’s space.

The sides have long since burst from the pressure of pages and pictures, its order lost years ago.

To hold it on my lap is impossible; it’s haphazard leafs too full to turn.

Written inside the folds, under each year of school, among the names of my best friends; tucked in beside my collections of artwork, Mother’s Day cards, and class photo’s, is a list of my aspirations.

Every year it is the same.

“I want to be a vet, or an actress.”

Two completely different professions but both requiring hard work, determination, and motivation in order to achieve success.

I do not work as either.

Not because I lack those characteristics, but because my aspirations changed.

I grew up, found new passions, learned new skills.

Discovered that, through my words I can reach people.

That I can be heard.

I can evoke change with just one carefully written letter, one phone call, one blog post.

That I am here for a reason!

I am here to do great things!

And so are you.


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20 Responses to Great Things!
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    October 4, 2011 | 5:50 am

    Yes you can and you are fabulous! You have the passion, drive, confidence and determination to do what you set your mind to. I believe in you!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:33 pm

      Thank you Alison. It’s important to hear that once in a while!!

  2. Galit Breen
    October 4, 2011 | 6:25 am

    Yes, this.

    Fabulous, purposeful, inspiring- all you.

    Love this, woman!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:33 pm

      Your comment means so much to me.
      SO. MUCH.
      thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  3. Sweaty
    October 4, 2011 | 9:06 am

    Good thing I read this today. Such a positive message. More please 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:32 pm

      I’m glad my gratitude made you happy.
      I like seeing you in my comments.

  4. Amber
    October 4, 2011 | 10:43 am

    I wonder how many actually do become what it is that they say they want to when they are young. My youngest told her Dad yesterday she wants to be a basketball playing astronaut. To be young and to dream is wonderful. But to grow up and figure out a new passion that drives you forward like being a wife and mother is even more wonderful. You found what it was that brought you joy. I am thankful that I found you here on the web. You are a wonderful lady.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:32 pm

      Thank you Amber!!
      Love that you come and visit me.
      I think the purpose of us growing up is to figure out who we are. I wanted to be Madonna in grade 6. Can you imagine!!! OYE

  5. Jessica
    October 4, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    You can reach people with your words so keep sharing them.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:31 pm

      Thank you Jessica.
      I love that you come and read my words!!

  6. Rach (DonutsMama)
    October 4, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    Awesome. We’re all equipped to do something, it’s just a matter of finding what that passion is. I’m glad you’ve found yours.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:30 pm

      Thank you Rach.
      I kinda feel like I know why I’m here for the first time in my life.

  7. Julie @ mamamash
    October 4, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    I wanted to be a vet too. I even got so far as to start as a biomed student at a big state school with a vet program.

    But lawdy, it was boring.

    Good for you evolving and chasing your new dreams.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:27 pm

      I dropped out of my first year of college because I thought I wanted to work with elderly people but during my first tour through an old folks home I almost threw up.

  8. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    October 4, 2011 | 1:51 pm

    Awesome. You are so right, and you are doing great things.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:26 pm

      Not as great as you!
      You’re an inspiration.

  9. Kimberly
    October 4, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    You are so right, you ARE doing great things.

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:25 pm

      Thank you Kimberly.
      It’s because of friends like you that I keep going.

  10. Kir
    October 5, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Don’t you love when things come together and you are aware of your ability and talent, the point where you aware of your own power. YEA!!!!!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      October 5, 2011 | 9:04 pm

      I think it’s something that happens when you hit your 30’s and you’ve got some common sense.

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