Pursuing the dream(s) : BIG and small

September 2012- Married the man of my dreams and high school crush. Had the Big fat Italian wedding followed by dream honeymoon in Atlantis,Bahamas -CHECK !
February 2014- gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy and named him Matteo, my all-time favorite boys name. CHECK!
To say those two milestones completed my life is an understatement. I was able to believe again. I was able to be whole again, and whole in a way that I never even knew I wasn’t.
Those dreams, small as they may seem to many ambitious others, were as big and imperative as they can get to me. It was all I ever wanted – to be a wife and to be a mother. And they came true! But don’t misunderstand, the road wasn’t an easy one . Our wedding song was ” God bless the broken road that led me straight to you.” It was the most fitting, most perfect way to capture what led my husband and I to each other. Obstacles were always in the way; hard-hitting road blocks deliberately placed to deter me from my dreams.
For starters -a previous relationship that scarred me so bad, I didn’t think I would ever be able to love myself, let alone anyone else ever again. I was a broken person that only my husband could heal. Then after our magical and perfect wedding came a heart-wrenching miscarriage. But then the light shined again and I was pregnant with my angel Matteo. Out of nowhere, two months before I give birth, I find out the company I’ve worked for for 11 years was being sold and I was laid off. I had planned to work there for my whole career. It was a great job and I was going to be able to work from home and raise my baby myself.
The blessing in disguise here was that I had more time to focus on my baby, and more time to finally stop putting off this fear of putting myself out there and daring to pursue my last and final life-long dream: to write. And not just write, but write publicly and not be so intimidated and bound by fear. I continuously have held myself back from putting myself out there and facing the unknown. I have always been a writer. I wrote poetry and wrote in journals since I was a little girl. It’s been my third and final life-long dream to one day write a book of my own, or publish a collection of my poetry, or now in 2014 – create a successful blog career.
No matter what happens, I will know this- that if I am successful or not, I at least made the first brave and raw step of putting my most private thoughts and feelings out there in cyber space for all the world to see. Though that may not make any dream come true, it does contribute to the 2nd dream. I can show my child that you should never give up on your dreams, no matter what obstacles stand in the way, no matter how big or small those dreams may be. The art of it all is to continue to believe, pursue, and never stop dreaming.

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24 responses to “Pursuing the dream(s) : BIG and small

  1. BryAnne

    Good Luck Lisa!! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Natalie Tyrrell

    You go girl! I, too, have always wanted to write (childrens books mainly). Thanks for the inspiration and good luck! Look forward to reading your blog!

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  3. Nicole

    Beautifully written Lisa! I am so happy for you that you are following your dreams, believe me I know it’s scary putting yourself out there but never give up!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Chris

    U go Lisa! All the best and I look forward to reading your blog!

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  5. Sara

    Love it, Lisa! Congrats!

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  6. Kelly

    Good luck!! Looking forward to reading your blog!

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  7. Junemarie

    You go, girl! I’m so proud of you. πŸ™‚

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  8. Frank Sommario

    To My Daughter,
    Lisa, you have always made me proud. I have always been amazed how your words, your poems, and all the cards and letters your write to me, has made me feel over the years. As your father, those words have built me up so many times when I was down. I am so proud of my little girl, you have accomplished so much and you beat every challenge that has come your way. You are a smart, beautiful woman with a great husband, and you have given me the greatest gift of all, my Matteo. Good luck with your new venture. I look forward to every word you write. Love Daddy

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  9. Anonymous

    Yaaaay Lisa!!! πŸ™‚ so proud of you!!!! Your amazing sista!!! XoXo

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  10. Anonymous

    I’m so happy for u!! U are amazing at writing!! Can’t wait to keep reading!!

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  11. This was so beautifully well written cuz Lisa—-you really have so much talent & I know this really all
    comes from your heart—keep it up!!! xoxoxo

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