we all have dreams, goals, aspirations…putting them down on paper is often the first step to realizing those dreams. ~katy, modlychic

here are my responses to this weeks FBFF questions:

1. fess up – if you could do anything professionally what would it be? i have two answers here. i am a stay at home mom so i pretty much have the best (and hardest, imho) job already. but if i could do ANYTHING….i would be a professional ballet dancer/ballerina. i can’t dance but as a child i was always jealous of friends who were in tap/jazz/ballet classes. that would be my dream. so i guess in reality, i would just like to become a professional blogger! i could work from home and get paid to do what i love! =) or open my own clothing store. i guess that is three answers. all of which i came up with tonight.

2. what draws you to this? i don’t want to leave my son with anyone else so getting paid to blog my little heart out would be the dreamiest job of all. but owning my own clothing store would be SO super fun.

3. when did you first start dreaming about this ideal? tonight. lol. i asked my husband what he thought my dream job would be and he said a ballerina. which made me smile that he knew this.

4. what’s holding you back from going all in? i’m a stay at home mom so raising my son is my priority right now. watching him change every day is the greatest gift. i am so lucky.

5. sometimes the first step is the hardest… what’s one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream? i am going to go with the professional blogging choice on this one. attending the blogher conference was a step in the right direction. it opened my eyes to all of the opportunity out there. it was truly inspiring seeing so many women doing what they loved.

to see how everyone else responded, be sure and stop by modlychic.

13 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neris
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    great post! i think that you are a great blogger and I bet an even better mom 🙂 Keep up the great work!

    Happy Friday!


    Fashion Fractions

  2. Emily
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    Great dreams. I’m off to the IFB conference in London in September and hope that might help me to realise some dreams – or at least to help start to formulate a plan!

  3. Nanne
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    You run a great blog, so I’m sure you can make it your job when the time comes!

  4. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    I am continually amazed by how much we have in common! I love to dance and was just asking my friend the other day if they have adult (not stripper) dance classes here for ballet & contemporary dance. Wouldn’t that be fun?!? Too bad you don’t live close – we could take them together!

  5. Pam @over50feeling40
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    I applaud you…you might want to check out my post today, because I discussed how my role as a stay at home mom played into my career path…you are right..it is the most fulfilling work ever!!

  6. Candy
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Being a mom is a dream job isn’t it? I used to think that working from home wasn’t for me but now I think I could get used to it.

  7. Julie
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    AAAAH! If I could do anything, it would be to be a ballerina, too! I loooove ballet. I took it when I was 5 years old and then my family moved to a small town that had no dance studio. I would go to the library and check out every single book on ballet that I could find and just teach myself the moves. I did that for years!

    When we finally moved to a bigger town that had a dance studio, I felt like I was too old to start. I didn’t want to be the 12 year old looming over a bunch of little kids, ya know? But, there is a place where I live now that offers beginning ballet classes to adults which I have seriously contemplated signing up for.

  8. MJ
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Being an professional ballerina would be soo much fun! I start imagining myself as one when I see movies like Fame and Center Stage! 🙂

    Though I don’t have any kids yet, I’m planning on it and I would like to have a job where I can do what I love and be there for them. I think it’s so important.

    Loved your answers! 🙂

  9. Katy
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    I love that your son and being a stay at home mom figures so highly into your equation of what you want to do. It’s beautiful to see how much love and affection you have for him. My mom stayed at home the whole time I was growing up and I was so grateful that her calming presence was always there when I needed her. – Katy

  10. Autumn
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    You can totally still take classes! Just because you weren’t good as a kid, you might be a good dancer as an adult! Take ballet for fun! I danced as a child and haven’t in ages and thought about doing an adult “starter” class!
    And you should be paid to blog! I really enjoying seeing your posts!! xo

  11. No Guilt Fashion
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    It sounds like we should merge lives. We both love being SAHMs, I am a dancer/teacher, and you are already ahead of me in the pro-blogging department.

  12. Fabienne Jach
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    Have you considered blogging for a brand you like? Especially as a stay-at-home mom with a son, there might be some opportunities out there to partner with a sponsor as a mommy blogger, or something else that doesn’t conflict with what you’re doing here.

    It sounds like you’re having fun and doing what is in your heart, either way.
    🙂 f
    The House in the Clouds

  13. Melissa
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 5:02 am

    Thanks for sharing, we all love your blog and I truly understand why you want to stay with your son at home. We truly appreciate the time you put into this because we benefit from your great style.