When I was little my mom told me I could be anything that I wanted to be, and I believed her.
When I was little I told my dad I wanted to be a writer, and he let me write.
When I was little I wanted to make movies in Hollywood, and my parents showed me how to apply to film school.
When I was little I thought I’d try photography, and so I took some creepy pictures of myself in my bedroom.
When I was little I wanted to be a fairytale character, so I got some cheap dresses, dyed my hair red, and pranced around in a forest.
When I was little I decided I wanted to be one with nature, so I made myself into a tree.
When I grow up I want to be little, because when you’re little you believe that everything is possible.
When I grow up I want to live my dreams and always believe they can be real.
When I grow up I want to play make-believe every day and imagine myself as the main character in wonderful stories.
When I grow up I want my childhood values to follow me everywhere I go.
When I grow up I’ll see the world and color it with my vision of beauty.
Right now I am little and I am grown, I am nothing without my imagination and everything because of it. I am moving forward and looking back and taking my life experiences everywhere I go. I am the creator of my own little world, the character in the story of my life, and I remember the little girl who wanted to be a writer and a filmmaker and a storyteller and I remember the grown up who wanted to be a photographer and an educator and I say thank you. Thank you to little me for dreaming and to my parents for encouraging and to grown up me for listening.
We are what we believe we are.
What are you?