I was over at Candepop the other day, have you been there? If you haven't, you must go and visit! A great blog to inspire just about anyone who has kids or is a kid at heart.
I saw this video over there and I had to share with you. This strikes a chord with me. It truly does. Growing up, I LOVED to draw. I would draw, color, paint anything and everything from flowers to faces to futuristic homes for hours. I wanted to be something fun when I grew up. At around 8 years of age, I dreamed of partnering up with my cousin (she's the best, btw) and owning an advertising agency. To come up with cool commercials and killer ads, I thought that would be the ultimate job.
Then I grew up.
I grew up to be taught that education is more important than creativity. "Be a lawyer" or "We need a doctor in the family" was always stressed to me by my parents. Being someone creative was not going to pay the bills and most certainly not going to make the family proud. And so that creative side of me slowly went to sleep. A coma if you will, for many years. I went through life, dragging my feet, not knowing where to go or what to be.
Then I met hubby.
It was he who allowed me to be ME. My creativity awakened and my life feeling complete. This is who I am. I live for my husband, I live for my children and I live to create...
and I promise to not let the creativity go to sleep in myself or in my children.