Updated: Jul 10, 2022
Happy Hump Day lovelies! Today I'm going to give you my two cents on my tagline: ‘Manifest your dreams into reality…’
No, not my literal dreams, obviously. At least I hope not… last night I dreamt I was pregnant and I do not want to manifest that!
I am too old for that sh!t and one late in life surprise is enough for this mom! Anyway, no not those dreams, metaphorical dreams - goals, aspirations, desires.
So what dream am I trying to manifest? Unlike yesterday's post, the answer to that is easy--Become a (future) best selling author. Easy peesy, right?
Actually, I would be happy to just be a published author, but if you’re shooting for a goal why not shoot for the moon right?
Ok, so first, let me say—I'm sure I heard my tag line somewhere, though I'm not sure where. If you said it first, thanks! I've adopted this mindset recently as a way to encourage myself to pursue my dream of becoming an author. I think it says it in my bio on the homepage, but I’ll say it again anyway. Over a year ago I had a conversation with my oldest daughter where she reminded me of advice I gave her, all the time when she was little (and still today). ‘Chase your dreams at full speed no matter how implausible they may seem.’ Again, I’m sure someone far smarter than me made this up, but I have adopted it over my lifetime and it was something I told my kids repeatedly. And I usually got a look like this:
Maybe I didn’t always say those words. I’m sure some of the conversations were more like, ‘if you can dream it you can do it,’ or maybe just ‘dream big.’ The point is, it was and is a recurring conversation with my kids. So when my daughter said, “If you want to do it, do it. Isn’t that what you always tell us?” It seemed like such a stupid simple thing to do.
Ok, it wasn’t simple. I was talking to some writer friends of mine the other day about how the ‘after’ part of writing was WAY harder than the actual writing part. Writing your story, especially if it’s something you’ve been thinking about doing for a while, is the easy part. The hard part comes when you try to figure out what to do next. I think this goes back to the post yesterday where I said people tell you being a parent is hard but you just don’t listen. Same thing applies here. It seems so fun to think about having a book filled with characters you created but making that dream a reality, is a very different story.
There are so many steps after just writing the book that I could go on and on about in one of my crazy rabbit hole rants but I won’t. I’ll just say, I think ultimately what the tagline boils down to is motivation. I know I have so much to do, the journey has already been hard and it probably will stay that way, even after I become a best selling author, but the tagline is a reminder to keep thinking positively. Did you see what I did there? ‘After I become a best selling author…’ It’s not cockiness, it’s a mindset. Think it into existence. If you don’t believe it can happen, it probably won’t so I call myself a ‘(Future) Best Selling Author’ because that’s what I want. I believe it’s possible and that is the first step in achieving my goals.
So that’s it! Nothing mind blowing today! Believe in your dreams and maybe you can manifest them into reality!
That’s my two cents… Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week, it’s late Wednesday night so you’re almost there!
-Rose Rayne Rivers
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