Every dream begins with a single wish.
When I was growing up, it seemed like all the girls I know (yep, even me!) wished to be Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. Someday, our Prince would come and give us a kiss of true love.
I'm a stay at home mom to two amazing girls. Their heroines are Mulan, Merida, Rapunzel, and Elsa. Modern-day princesses who are strong, and brave, and self-saving. And my dreams for them starts with the wish that they, too, will have such determination and independence.
That independence has been showing a lot more these days, as the girls need me for less and less. It's a double-edged sword. On one hand, I'm sad that my babies are growing up and can do so much more for themselves. On the other hand, I'm so proud of their strength and the fact that they're becoming these amazing young women.
They're still young, though, and I need to find that balance between providing both roots and wings. I started to think about finding a new way to teach not only my own girls, but maybe others as well, that they *can* be self-sufficient. That they should continue to have faith in themselves and believe in the power of their dreams.
And, of course, now that I've got this extra free time on my hands, having a hobby I enjoyed wouldn't hurt.
So I decided to make a few pieces of jewelry for fun. Don't ask me why I settled on that, it just seemed like a good idea at the time. I ordered a stamped metal starter kit and things just kind of went from there. My first piece sort of summarized what was driving me -
That was about six months ago. A lot has changed since then and my little hobby has taken on a life of it's own. Landed me in physical therapy, too, but those are stories for another time. That's why I decided to start this blog...to have a place to talk about the evolution of a dream (if only so that some day, my girls can read it), find a place to share some ideas, and make sense of what my ultimate goals really are. I can't wait to see where it leads me.