Follow Your Dreams

I’m going to start this blog with an apology because I’ve been so absent! After moving last week (grueling), I am attending a conference in Atlanta. Exciting because I’m here to pitch my TV show to executives, but scary because I’ve never been away from Stella before! I am getting lots of updates and pics sent to my phone to make me jealous I’m not with her though.

I’ve learned a lot while being in Hot-Lanta this weekend! I’m following my heart of obtaining my ultimate dream job- selling the show that I’ve written. I have tried lots of different avenues, and have found some success with my day job in the film industry. But it’s not what gets me up in the morning. What gets me up in the morning is the possibility of having my cake and eating it too, so to speak.

Not to jump on the recent Steve Jobs train, but he said something that really rang true with me. It went something like: working is such a huge part of our life, so we better make it something we love. I couldn’t agree more! A few years ago I let myself dream of the most outrageous job that I would love to go to everyday. It felt weird to tell people what it was, but after awhile, I chose not to care. I started realizing it wasn’t so far fetched after all. If other people could do it, why couldn’t I?

Recently my husband came to terms with his dream job too. We started going after it full force and it has made such a difference in our lives. We support each other to the fullest, and we are each other’s biggest fans. He is the first to tell someone about what I do (and what I intend to do) and he’s my biggest fan. Hey, I have no shame, I’ll take the PR!

I sound like I am preaching, so I’ll keep it brief. My point is that we will be better Mothers and Fathers if we financially support our families yes, but if we also teach our kiddos that following your dreams is not silly. It is a necessity in life. It’s not over until the moment we say it is.

I’ll get off my soapbox (for) now! Remember: Stay Focused. Stay Chic. And Keep Dreamin’ Mama!


About Rana Mancini Cavanaugh

Rana is a Chic Mama dedicated to helping other Mama's live a fuller, happier, healthier life through this blog. She is proud to announce she just finished an eBook on how to travel with kids and is finishing up her first novel. She is a happy wife to her sweetheart since the fourth grade and Mama to a lovely little girl. Happy Travels! xo

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