Do you remember when you were little and life just seemed like this vast unknown spreading out before you?
You dreamed about what you wanted to be “when you grew up” and it seemed perfectly plausible that you might end up being a teacher/pilot/firefighter/veterinarian/deep sea diver/Luke Skywalker.
Recently my mom gave me this…
Did you have one of these? She’s been going through all of my old school papers, cards, letters etc and the ones she is able to part with she is passing on to me.
As I was flipping through the pages I came across this one with that tried and true childhood question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I couldn’t believe what it said.
Notice the red arrows?? And the irony? 😉
I don’t actually remember ever wanting to be a pastor/”paster” but I’m pretty sure I wrote that down because my Daddy was one. My pulpit dreams only lasted for that school year though. Soon another dream crept in. One which would stay with me to this day.
Do you have a dream that needs to be dusted off?
Has it been sitting on that shelf for so long that you might not even recognize it as having once belonged to you.
What if you had a chance to take it down, wipe off that dust and give that dream another look?
And, what if Kurt Warner, former NFL Quarterback, helped you?
Maybe the responsibilities and challenges of life have kept you from pursuing your dreams and passions. You get jobs because they pay the bills, not because they are fulfilling. You are elbow-deep in laundry, changing diapers, school runs and PTA meetings.
When was the last time you asked yourself “am I just surviving or am I thriving?”
“What if you had a second chance at your dream career?”
This is the question which will be answered each week for one person in the new reality series “The Moment” on USA, premiering THIS THURSDAY (April 11th) at 10/9C.
Imagine getting to drop everything and have one more shot at pursuing your passion! That’s what “The Moment” is all about. The chance for a second chance!
I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to promote such an incredible new series. The timing of this could not have been more perfect.
You see, once I realized I wouldn’t be pursuing a career as a “paster”, I discovered my true calling. And no, it wasn’t as the National Spelling Bee Champion! But life continued to move me in other directions and my dream got put up on the shelf where it began to collect dust. Recently, though, I’ve taken it down, dusted it off and I’m believing that it might just come true!
Would you like to know what it is? This dream I’ve dusted off? The one thing I’m afraid to pursue yet even more afraid of not pursuing?
Well, I’ve created my very own My Moment Pinterest Board! There you will see all of the things which are inspiring me to keep on dreaming!
And we want you to be inspired to pursue your dreams too!
So, we’re going to give you the chance to dust them off AND enter to win a fabulous GIVEAWAY while you’re at it!
First Place Winner Will Receive
$100 AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARD
Digital Photo Frame
Beautiful Restoration Hardware Blanket
“The Moment” Tote Bag and Hat
Kurt Warner’s book “First Things First”
“The Moment” Journal and Pen
Second Place Winner Will Also Receive a “The Moment” Prize Pack valued at $150!
And here’s how to enter to win this “The Moment” Prize:
Simply create your own “My Moment” Pinterest Board! Fill it with all of the images, quotes, ideas and inspirations which capture the heart of your own dreams and encourage you to pursue them!
Share your own “My Moment” Pinterest Board below in the comments and that’s all there is to it!
Need some inspiration? Head on over and check out my “My Moment” board and let me know if you can guess what my dream is!
And, don’t forget to tune in for the premier of “The Moment” on the USA Network, April 11th at 10/9C!
I can’t wait to see your “My Moment” boards! The winners of the Prize Pack will be announced on Monday April 22nd (Giveaway ends on April 20th) which leaves you plenty of time to create your board. Don’t forget to come back and link it up here to be entered to win!
Oh, and leave me a comment letting me know your guess as to what dream I’ve dusted off after checking out my own
“My Moment” Pinterest Board! 😉
Betty Marshall says
I hope that this series isn’t going to take people away from their family to follow something they think will be more fulfilling than what they have at this time. So many children have to put up with left-overs because parents want their careers to soar, even if the children are left out or left behind. I’ve been in the classroom and I know some are not looked at as a precious gift from God.
At The Picket Fence says
Hi Betty! I so appreciate your insight into this and obvious concern about how easy it is for children to sometimes get lost in the shuffle when parents are consumed with themselves. I believe that the heart and intention of this series is to show people that it’s never too late to pursue a dream or passion! I myself have done that in the last couple years as a blogger and writer but my FIRST priority has always been God and my family. 🙂 It is so sad when that isn’t the case for others but we pray those children have people (like you!) in their lives to remind them of just how precious they are! 🙂
LAURA S says
Vanessa, you want to be a “Writer” of children books? I think, your kiddos would love and benefit from this, very much so!! I am sure, that through your parenthood years, your babies have given you many more ideas. So many in fact that your heart and mind are over flowing. Plus, if you write a childrens book, you could actually sit down and read with them. They would love this so much. And rest assured, they won’t remember if the laundry was done or if the house needed dusting, but they will remember that special time spent with their parents. When your kids grow up, they will be able to say that their Mom not only read with them but read books that she so loving wrote, well, that will be a great and awesome gift that you have provided. And let us not forget, that if you read with them, they too will love reading and they will also read books with their own children, for it will be instilled within thier hearts. Reading with your children is a gift that keeps on giving and if you have been the author the book, that is just icing on the cake.
LAURA S says
I got so excited for you that I forgot to leave my new favorite Pinterest Page Link 🙂
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Vanessa, I believe that the way you and Heather put together both hard work and determination, you will always realize your dreams…you have been so successful at your blog and the two of your have accomplished so much in so little time…I know your dreams will come true…”Hitch your wagon to a star”…Emerson…a wise man.
Beth@Unskinny Boppy says
V, after reading your article in the Celebrating Everyday Life magazine about your adoption story I am SO hoping you will write a book about it! Tears were streaming at my desk after just a few paragraphs. You’ve got a talent, and I hope you share it with the world, my friend!
Laura S “My Moment” Pinterest Board: https://pinterest.com/laurajo2011/my-moments/
It looks like you want to become a writer! Here is my Pinterest board–https://pinterest.com/mami2jcn/my-moment/
I wish I could be a librarian…maybe after my kids are older I can go back & pursue a Master’s in Library Science.
I bought this exact same memories book for one of my children. It was a great folder and he is the only child that has his pictures and other memorabilia from elementary school and he was not my first child. This was a great memory holder.
Jessie C. says
Here is my board-https://pinterest.com/tcarolinep/my-moment/
Livivua Chandler says
Here is my board- https://pinterest.com/vivaciousgold/my-moment/
A painter would be my second world!
Wild Orchid says
Looks to me like you have a dream of being a writer! Here is my pin board–https://pinterest.com/wildorchid985/my-moment/
Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com
My dream is to open my own cake shop. The Lord put this desire in my heart when I was a younger and I know that one day my dream will come true. I will just keep on declaring and believing and won’t give up on my God given dream.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
My pinterest board : https://pinterest.com/neiddy/my-moment/
PS. Your dream is to be a writer?
Ashley H says
I always wanted to be an actress if I could have any job that I wanted. I never had the nerve to just pick up and move to NY or LA and get started. I don’t regret it too much because if I did that I wouldn’t have the family I have now.
Here is my board: https://pinterest.com/hewella1/my-moment/
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