Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
com Baking In A Tornado
com/ Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
com Never Ever Give Up Hope
The Lieber Family Blog
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
blogspot.com/ The Bergham Chronicles
blogspot.ch/ Confessions of a part-time working mom
blogspot.com Just a Lovely Day
com Someone Else’s Genius
wordpress.com The Angrivated Mom
Your “Secret Subject” is:
Something I wish that others knew about me...
It was submitted by: http://justalovelyday.
I'm not so sure about this prompt...when you reveal your inner secrets, desires, hopes, dreams or even fears, you open yourself up to judgement and ridicule. Why? We are so quick to judge others. We put them down to build ourselves up. Personally I feel this is beyond WRONG! We should encourage one another, build up the other, take a back seat once in a while and allow someone else to have a shining moment. AND because this is not the case, that is part of the reason why I never did what I'm about to tell you.
"Something I wish that others knew about me..." I wanted to be a singer/actress when I was growing up. It was my one biggest dream. I had lots of dreams but my mom squashed them all. An artist, a singer, a designer, a ballerina, a writer, an actress...just to name a few. I was "too short" "too fat" "not good enough" and on and on. She wanted me to be "real". As an adult I see that she was scared of my failing. Scared I'd make it. Her mother was NOT an encourager and so neither was my mom. I grew up "half empty" and with an Eeyore mentality. I also was constantly trying to please my mom but have never been able to. To this day I have felt like the "red headed step child" who was unwanted and unloved instead of the only child who should have been loved, cherished and encouraged to go further than she had.
In light of that, I refused to be my mother. I encouraged my children, praised them, loved them and begged them to reach for their dreams, to create outrageous goals and strive for them. I created dreamers. Much to my mothers disappointment but much to my thrill.
In many ways I lived through my children. They love to sing, act, draw, paint and are extremely talented. I sang with them, produced drama productions with and for them, bought so many musical instruments and equipment I've lost count and I have NO regrets about any of it. They are writers, actors, singers, musicians and wonderful loving sons who are mature functioning adults. I guess I did something right whether mommy dearest approves or not.
So...to topic, something I wish others knew, I want everyone to know that it is okay to dream, to set goals, to go after what you want and if you don't make it, BIG DEAL you can still say you tried, you grew and you learned from it. If you don't make it, you're no worse off that if you had not of tried. So TRY. JUST DO IT as Nike says. GO FOR IT. Dream Big! Because one day you'll be old and full of regrets if you don't. So I want you to all know that I encourage dreamers. I began to dream again last year and will continue as long as I have breath and if I never go any further in life than where I am now, at least I know I tried.