Up until about 2005, my life had been perfectly executed, exactly how I had planned.
Goal #1: Get good grades in high school so I can be accepted into a great university.
Goal Met: I worked my TAIL off, studied hard, applied myself and graduated Valedictorian.
Goal #2: Get good grades in college, so I can secure a dream job.
Goal Met: I graduated Magna Cum Laude, received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and accepted a surgical internship at a big Houston hospital.
Goal #3: Marry a good man.
Goal Met: In 2003, I married the man of my dreams who makes me laugh every day.
Goal #4: Start a family.
"Houston, we have a problem"
Never in my wildest dreams did I EVER think that I would have trouble getting pregnant. I had always been a very practical, black and white thinker (like Mike Wazowski in Disney Pixar's Monsters University).
If you wanted something bad enough, you worked hard for it, and it would happen. Period. End of story.
Yah....not so much. Just because you put a lot of effort into something doesn’t mean you’ll succeed.
Mike had aspirations of becoming a scarer and worked his entire life to make his dream come true.
What I love about Monsters U, is that it is REALISTIC (unlike some of my favorite past Disney movies). The message of this movie is simple: Believe in Yourself, Never Give up on Your Dreams. While it is great to believe in yourself and pursue your dreams against all odds, sometimes life doesn't quite work out the way you had planned. The fact is: no matter how hard you try, there may be certain things about yourself that you cannot change (i.e. height, color, medical conditions, etc).... And guess what folks, that is perfectly OKAY!
EVERYONE has a purpose and a place. It may just mean that your current dreams need a little tweaking.
I came to realize that no matter how hard I tried and did everything by the book, I could not get pregnant without medical intervention. So, I found a new purpose in life, a new dream~ to support others in similar situations. I went through a terribly rough time trying to get pregnant and endured a painfully scary quadruplet pregnancy~ so that I could share my story with people across the world and give them hope.
"How did you believe in yourself and achieve your Dream?”
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