Disclaimer: I am not pregnant.
Since my blog documents my heart, I thought it would be neat to share “letters” to our hopefully future ShuGar baby who does not exist just yet, but lives only in our hearts. To read my first post to our ShuGar baby, click here. If Mr. ShuGar and I are blessed to one day have a child, I would love to read these letters to our little one and share our love.
Dearest ShuGar Baby,
When you are young, you feel like anything in life is possible – the sky is the limit. You play with your toys and you imagine one day you would like to be a firefighter, a mom, a dancer, the president of the U.S.A. or anything else your heart desires. However, when you get older, your dreams are challenged by your own insecurities or, more commonly, people’s opinions about what they assume you can and cannot accomplish. Don’t listen to them.
Always, always listen to your own heart.
When you become an adult, remember what you wanted to be when you were younger – it’s probably the same thing you desire to be as an adult. There will be a point in your life when you have to choose your own path. Pick wisely because you may not get a second chance to pursue your dreams. I tell you this not to scare you, but to warn you to block out the negativity which, unfortunately, may surround you. You can find pessimism anywhere you go. Not to worry – you can create a wall as big and long as the Great Wall of China to protect you from this negative energy. YOU are the only one responsible for building this shield.
Warning! Your daddy and I may also have our own opinions about what we think you should do for the rest of your life. We care about you and love you and only have your best interest in our hearts. Yet, the choice is still yours. Listen to our advice, but then make the decision which is best for you. Don’t decide who you want to be based on fear. It will cloud your judgment and you need to have a clear mind when making such monumental decisions.
Your daddy is a great example of someone who listened to his inner voice. He loves making movies and your daddy moved across the country after finishing high school to become a filmmaker. He was very brave to leave his family to pursue his dream, but he followed his heart. Let your daddy be an example of what you should do when you get older. Please don’t choose a career based on how much money you want to earn, how easy it appears, or how good you are at that job. You will be miserable for the rest of your life.
Do what you love. It’s really that simple.
Chances are if you listen to your heart, you will find a path which, although not easy, will be fulfilling. You can live with integrity and peace knowing you stayed true to yourself. Dream big and believe in the impossible. We will support your choice every step of the way because we want you to be happy.
We heart you, ShuGar baby!
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