“Fighting for a Chance to Dream,” is my life’s premise or theme. Every aspect of who I am flows from these six words.
People get so wrapped up in their daily stresses that they forget why they do things, what motivates them. We all strive to achieve. We all work to finance the things we want to do. Sometimes this doing and striving block our vision of the dream that is fueling it. This is what happens to those that have their basic needs met. A hidden or concealed dream is better than no dream at all.
There are many people who don’t have a chance to dream because they are too busy thinking about having their basic needs met of safety, food, shelter, medical care, education, and love.
Every person deserves the opportunity to dream. We all lose when someone never has this chance because that person never reaches their potential and in this world we are becoming more dependent upon one another not less.
Running for me does many things. It gives me a way to process all the other things that I deal with on a day to day basis such as child abuse and neglect cases and being a single mother of a child with a neurological disorder. It also provides me with a way to help others. Bringing others into running not only helps them physically, but emotionally as well. It builds confidence. Provides a sense of achievement and stabilizes mood better than just about any psychotropic medication.
I’ve begun a new blog you can find it at fightingforachancetodream.wordpress.com. It will contain all facets of me. You will find posts containing my writing journey, writing tips, thoughts on children, mental health issues, parenting children with mental health issues, advocacy issues, and frustrations of mine with the world as a whole. You will also find inspiration and hope.
My running advice, experience, and musings will continue to be posted on this blog. I’m sure there will be some crossover. I plan to continue to post my Flash Fiction on this blog as some of you have expressed an interest in continuing to read it.
This way people who have no interest in all the other things that I do can happily read about running and those that want to know all my deep dark secrets can subscribe to both blogs.