Whose Dreams Get More Attention: Yours Or Your Kids

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Wow. I am sitting here at 11:00 Sunday night after coming home from my daughter’s two-day volleyball tournament 2 hours away from here, and remembering that I have a blog post to write!

Two days of sitting and watching and waiting and sitting and watching and waiting.

Don’t get me wrong. I love to watch her play. . . but two whole days?

My husband gets to do the next tournament.

Now I have to think about me and my plans for the week.

I am also recovering from this nasty cold that Catherine has, but I’m going to try to walk tomorrow and at least 3 times this week. I’m going back to Trader Joe’s for some good food, lots of veggies and fruit and grains.

I’m still working on the job situation, sending out resumes.

Other than that, I’m beat and I’m going to bed!

Till next week,


(Kim has already accomplished her first big dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She rotated off the blog in February 2010, but still hangs out with 8 Women Dream.  You can find her in the comments section)

  • Wendy

    I agree with Remy and Lisa. When I feel guilt about pursuing my dreams, I remind myself it is an example for Coleman. If a working mom can do it, then he has no excuses for pursuing his dreams. I am also much happier and calm when I am doing art.

  • Remy, love what you said about being the living example for your son… That’s how I hope to be with my kids someday (my future children, whenever they arrrive in this world! :)

    So remember Kim too that living your dreams is good for your girls… They will see how happy you are and that’s good for everyone :) (it’s like the putting your own oxygen mask first analogy in the airplane…)

    Also good luck sending out those resumes! Cheering you on!


  • Remy G

    I have always thought of others first, whether its their dreams, their goals, their needs, their ideas for where we eat lunch. It has only been since 2007 where I have really consciously made an effort to ALLOW myself to dream and let others know it. And hey, it’s not so bad after all! lol. I have to keep reminding myself that I am the living example for my son, and I want him to have a better experience than I did with dreaming!

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Sometimes it seems like it is Brian’s dreams that come first and I am squeezing mine in when I can. But a little movement in the direction of your dream can be the tipping point.