This post is exclusively for the teen girls out there! I’m thinking of making this a regular weekly series… a sort of “girl talk” session focusing on girls, their dreams, and their goals. What do you think?
The post for today is a few questions concerning dreams, fears, and taking steps to push through those fears towards those dreams.
What’s a dream of yours that you’re afraid won’t come about? Why?
What do you think is one thing you could do within the next 48 hours, no matter how small, to get closer to obtaining that dream? Could you take a certain action, change a negative thought to a positive one, or choose an item you’ll see often to represent that dream?
Answer the questions in the comments below, or privately to yourself. Maybe it would be beneficial to you to write them down and keep the written answers somewhere safe. Is there a question you could add that you feel applies to you and your dream that would be helpful to answer in writing?
REMEMBER: You only have to be as personal with your answers as you’re comfortable with. Others’ dreams might not jive with yours, and that’s okay; so please only post positive, encouraging comments, or else none at all. Also, if you’re younger than 18 years old, be smart and don’t put any personal, identifying information in your comment should you choose to answer that way.
After some soul-searching following the opening of my Etsy shop, I’ve decided to realign its mission slightly to be the encouragement and empowerment of teen girls to work for their dreams. This “new” mission is important to me because I was a teen girl myself only a few years back, and I can recall all too clearly the feelings of self-doubt and/or worthlessness that can (and generally do) come with being a teen girl… heck, with being a teen at all.
Being a teen girl is what I can most closely identify with, though. I was a girl who was afraid to dream too much; what if they didn’t come true? What if those dreams weren’t considered “normal” or “cool” or “obtainable”, etc?
Sometimes just a little encouragement can be enough to pull you through. Little (or large) bits of encouragement made a huge impact on my life, even though I only realize this looking back now. They helped me to keep going, and eventually find that my dreams were precious because they were (and are) my own.
I’m looking into expanding my shop beyond bracelets, but for now I hope that there are girls out there who will gain some encouragement to work for their dreams by wearing one of my bracelets as a reminder to chase those goals.
What do you think of my goal? What is something that’s encouraged you, no matter how small?
What’s a mission that’s important to you, and how are you working for it to happen?