Do you have dreams to be a pilot or a great inventor, or maybe a famous actor? Do you do anything to follow that dream? I recently overheard a women at the store telling someone on the phone that there was no way that she would ever be able to become a actress in Hollywood. After ease dropping, I know I shouldn’t, it got me thinking, why can’t we all get what we want in life? Why can’t she be an actress, why can’t girls grow up to be president, why can’t I get my bakery. WHY!!!
I am currently a stay at home mom and a write for this blog, so our income is limited. Our family plan is for me to return to work once all the kiddos are in school full time. Although financially this is the best fit for our family, I really want to own my own bakery. My mama owned a small family restaurant when I was in high school and I loved it. We were open for breakfast and lunch and during the summer months we had a ice cream parlor on the side of the restaurant. We had donuts, pastries and tons of yummy goodies. I have to say, this was the best job I have ever had, which is crazy that I found the best job in high school. Due to a family situation my mama had to sell the restaurant. So after many years of bouncing around from job to job, being completely unsatisfied I realized that I wanted that family business! Then we started a family and I realized that this idea would need to wait.
With only one income, finding the additional funding to create my dream has been placed on the back burner for now. And every few years, I sometimes think I must be crazy to even think I can ever open my own bakery. (Sound familiar?) There are too many bills, college tuition for 3 kiddos to save for, 3 weddings, our retirement, etc. Why would I take a chance to jeopardize our families financial stability by opening a bakery and not just finding a 9 to 5 job. But why can’t I?
Although we currently don’t have the funding to get our bakery started, I am still going to dream! So I thought I would tell you and that women I overheard at the store, to still believe. You never know, it could happen!
Don’t get me wrong, I love this blog and sharing all the great deals and frugal tips I find with you. And to be honest, regardless of what job I get in the future I will probably write on this blog til I die!! But I want to follow that dream I have had since I was 19 years old, to open that bakery. To have something to pass onto my kiddos and know that I can help my family and spend time with them while living my dream. So what dreams do you have sitting on the back burner?