Dream Your Grandest Dream #IWSG #AmWriting

[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here

Thank you to our awesome co-hosts this month: Jemima Pett, Beth Camp, Beverly Stowe McClure, and Gwen Gardner!

 Check out our IWSG homepage for recent news and events.  And as always, thank you to founder Alex J. Cavaugh 🙂 



Dream your highest dream quote,

Do you visualize your success? How often? Daily? Weekly? Every New Year’s when resolutions come around?

Recently I was reminded in the importance of taking time to remember what makes our hearts truly happy. Asking ourselves why we love what we love and do what we do. My son sweetly said just last night, “I love my video game world, mom. I can be anyone I want to be. I’m accepted. I can solve puzzles and figure out strategies.” I thought to myself ok. He’s got something that makes him smile every day and it gets him through the struggles of some of the chaos we encounter in this new ever-changing world. I asked my daughter something similar in regards to her love for dance. She said, “Mom. I have to dance. Dancing is in my soul.”

This month’s IWSG question asks “When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

 I’m definitely not where I want to be as a working writer, and what I mean by that, is someone who brings in enough income to support household and living expenses. No, I’m not even close. But I do visualize where I want to be in my writing life. I do set goals. I work hard at writing, because like my daughter, it’s in my soul, and I’m hoping one day my higher vision of my writer self will aspire to exactly what I see in my head and feel in my heart.

Happy IWSG Day 🙂

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on October 7, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Jennifer Lee Hawes

    Thinking positive thoughts is always a plus!

  2. Natalie Aguirre

    That’s great that your kids found their passions in life, at least for now. That’s one thing that helps us be happy. I’m not where I want to be with my writing either, but I just enjoy it as a hobby right now. I’m glad I’m writing more regularly.

  3. I love this. Attitude is everything! When you work at what you love, it isn’t work any more. Happy IWSG Day! 🙂

  4. Working hard at writing is sometimes as close as we get to being a working writer, but it’s also how we eventually get there. As long as writing fulfills something within you, you’ll make it work somehow.
    You’ve got some pretty smart kids.

  5. When your goals and dreams become a burning passion, nothing can stop you.

  6. You’ll make it. I believe in you. You’re always so inspiring to read about your journey, that I know you’ll make it.

  7. It will happen! You’re young and with a whole future ahead of you.

  8. I’m with you and your daughter. I couldn’t stop if I wanted to. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  9. Being whoever we want to be is one wonderful way to live your life!

  10. I love your answer. I’m with you on that. Writing is in the soul and you are definitely a writer! 🙂

  11. As long as you know what you want, what your soul craves, you’ll get there, one way or another.

  12. Your energy and enthusiasm and commitment to writing shine through as models for your son and daughter as well. What a gift to find your passion and to share it with others. Thank you for an inspiring story. May the coming month bring you closer to ‘dreaming your greatest goals’!

  13. I think we should do what we love in whatever capacity we can do it in. Money isn’t everything…no matter how handy it is. LOL

  14. Ronel Janse van Vuuren

    Great quote!

    Ronel visiting on IWSG day Revamp Your Backlist

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