What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Have you forgotten? I know you have not, if you close your eyes, take a deep breath and blurt it out you will realize it's still there, after all these years. As a child in elementary school I used to carry a notebook around with my "sketches". I did this for a long time until another girl asked me to "borrow" my notebook, I never saw it again.

I remember going nagging my mother at the checkout line asking her to buy me these very expensive bridal magazines, you know the ones, the real thick ones that cost way too much for a magazine full of ads. I was growing up in Puerto Rico (even though I was born in Miami) and she promptly point out that these magazines were in English (she didn't remember I still knew how to read and write in English).

As I grew up my dreams took form and included a prestigious fashion design school in NYC, we  didn't have the money for me to attend and I didn't have the skills to enter the program so instead I joined the good 'ol US Army. During my Senior year of HS I'd become the state president of a very large and known club for vocational schools, I knew I was meant to be a leader. Since I couldn't become a fashion designer I resolved to become a leader.

My career in the military has been great and my performance has been stellar (if I may say so) but those childhood dreams never left....I tried to change them, gave myself alternatives and told myself it would be too hard. Along the way I took fashion design courses in more colleges than I can recall right away and finally I faced my dreams, I want to design bridal gowns.

While attending one of those design colleges around the country I had a classmate who is an avid tennis player, I remember seeing some of her projects and they always involved fitness and music. Earlier this year I received an email from her, she was launching her own athletic apparel line, I was (and am) so excited for her. Right at that moment I realized that no dream is too hard or unattainable if you work hard and NEVER GIVE UP!

Please stop by Denise's Facebook page or Website and tell her what you think of the line. I loved it and already ordered some items, they fit and feel great.  I wish her all the success in the world and I can't wait to see more of her line.

What about you? What are your dreams? Please share!


Sara said...

I'm stopping by from SITS- I LOVED this post!! I'm about to be 31 and NO idea what i want to be when I grow up. This was a great reminder to find a passion and follow it! Have a great day!!

Jess @ Our Side of Paradise said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL blog! :) I thought that after I got married, I would lose interest in bride/wedding blogs. NOT TRUE AT ALL. :) I'm really interested in your "Handmade Pledge" also! Happy weekend!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Thanks for visiting my blog:) At 47 I am still wondering what I want to be when I grow up! I can check off wife and mother.

Stephanie the PW said...

Stopping by from SITS! This is a wonderful post - I'm 27, I have zero interest in what I studied and got a degree in while attending college, and I still have no clue which direction I should really go in. I love weddings, I love parties, I love designing, I love writing - I love being creative. Yet I have no idea WHAT I want to "be when i grow up!"

Your blog is beautiful!

Have a great weekend!

Tori said...

Stopping by from SITS as well!

I always wanted to do something with writing, and I was recently asked to read my latest blog post, so my dream of sharing my writing abilities with others is coming true!

Also...always wanted to be married, and I am! So far, so good!

Broot said...

I wanted to be a writer when I was little. I became a technical writer. Now I want to be an editor. I like messing about with words.

Mary@redo101.blogspot.com said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS. Thanks for sharing your story. Sometimes Life is what happens to you when you're busy elsewhere - who said that? I don't know :)

Melissa aka Equidae said...

my dream? to work as an naturalist -impossible in Malta :) right now however, i found a new vocation which i am going to try. mums and children volunteering- after my first born i just wanted to work in such a field :)

Encore Bride said...

Thank you ladies for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, I know it's not easy but it's never late. Life is too short, go for it!

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

You sound like a woman who can make things happen. I hope you pursue your other dream! And I love how you are supporting your friend!

Thank you for stopping by my blog during my SITS weekend and for your sweet comment!

vencanice nis said...

Beatiful blog!


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