Thursday, December 17, 2009

My motto

MamaKat's Writer's workshop this week was to describe your personal motto.  For anyone who knew me back in high school you would know that I had my "philosophies".  I would scour quote books and the internet and write down any inspirational quotes that I came across on little pieces of paper in colorful markers and tape them to my bedroom walls.  I wish I could find a picture because (looking back) it was pretty funny.  The moral of that is that I LOVE quotes.  So I sat down to think about what my mottos was....and then I looked at my blog title.  Duh!  Guess that kind of speaks for itself. 

Dream Big became my motto a few years back when it became my liscense plate.  I was fresh out of college, had just moved in with then-boyfriend/now-hubby, and was living away from mommy and daddy for the first time.  Life was a big, new, exciting world.  So Dream Big it was....and dream big I did....

I find it a little harder to dream big sometimes these days.  Don't get me wrong, life is good.  I am a happily married, new homeowner with a great job.  Nothing to sneeze at.  But with all of the real life hassles (bills, work, big girl problems, did I mention bills?) I sometimes lose site of dreaming big.  Sometimes reality can get in the way of all of those dreams.  But, despite that, I think it's important to always dream and think big...after all...."Reach for the moon....even if you miss you'll still be among the stars!" (Yeah for old high school quotes there!)

Any of you have any mottos???


  1. Great post. I've had the same thoughts before. It's hard to remember to "dream big" when I spend my days changing diapers with no end in sight! :)

  2. I tried to think of a motto, and the first thing that popped into my head was "Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?"

    Um, what does that say about me?

  3. My personal motto comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson - "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

  4. That's a motto I'd like my kids to take with them too. Seems so easy to get knocked down...dreaming big i so important.