A New Goal

I’ve reached a new place in my writing journey. I’m used to serving two muses. My son is an artist and I want to write so I’m always juggling his need to paint vs. my need to write. A new goal has been added to the mix.

I’m going to assume this goal comes from the left brain. The organized, analytical side of my brain. Ever since I convinced it that marketing/promoting is fun it has been running amok. Now I’m getting ideas thrown at me from both sides of my brain. Some are artistic/creative, and others are practical/business (don’t ever tell the left brain that work is boring, I’ve told it that its as creative as the right side. Now it has an inflated ego but at least its working. Work is good)

For several years I’ve been wanting to get Josh in front of children. Josh was born with cerebral palsy. He is disabled in all areas of his life but he has this bright, and glowing, spirit that shines from him like a beacon. He inspires, and uplifts, and brings joy to all who meet him.

But when I think back on my life I remember a time when I was so buried in the needs of others that I had no existence beyond taking care of family and home. There was no ‘me’ anywhere in sight. To make the matter scarier, from my viewpoint, happened when I realized that not only did I not have an existence outside of wife and mother, I had forgotten my dreams. I couldn’t remember what I had hoped to do with my life. This realization frightened me so badly that I immediately set about trying to rediscover ‘me’.

And now we get to my new goal. I still think getting Josh in front of children is a very good goal to attain. But I’ve added to the mix a desire for me to get in front of adults. I think my journey has substance. Learning how to rediscover who you are, what you dream of, and how to carve out enough time and energy to go after those personal goals.

How to communicate inside your own head so you can fuse creativity with productivity. These are worthwhile goals. I think I’ve learned a lot to get as far as I have. And I’m still moving forward. I think I have things to say that can be of benefit to others.

So here is is. A personal goal. One that matters to me. I want to learn how to reach out and touch the lives of others to inspire and encourage their pursuit of rediscovered dreams. My son’s mission statement on OurHome Studio is: We believe that dreams are achieved, not by limiting challenges but by challenging limitations.

There is always a way.

About C. L. Roth

C. L. Roth was born and raised in Kansas. She has a deep love for the prairie state, the Flint Hills in particular. She is married, has two sons, four grandchildren, is an artist, writer and full-time caregiver. Life experience has taught her that normal doesn't exist, it's the journey that matters, and the best way to succeed is simply: Never Give Up.
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