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August 23, 2010


I had not heard about the SR but am now really glad I have. You've given me something to chomp on today. Thanks.

I started college as an Art major. My first Art teacher convinced me I had no talent and I gave it up. When I returned to school a few years later, I decided to pursue another love, acting. Again a teacher tried to discourage me. I'm so glad I didn't listen!

Thank you for this. I'll have to remember Semmelwies the next time I'm second guessing myself and my dreams (or, more often, when others are!).
p.s. Elizabeth, we should get together sometime. I'm a mom of three, chasing a PhD at Tufts. I'll ask Whitney for your contact info.

My husband and I were just talking about this a few weeks ago (it was mentioned in a book we were reading). Great thoughts on this, Elizabeth.

I've been emailing back and forth with a mother of four who just completed her Masters, and I asked her how she balanced her family and education. She said that because she knew she was doing what she was meant to do, she could prioritize accordingly and not get discouraged if she couldn't "have it all" at once.

As I'm pursuing a variety of dreams (and trying to decide which other dreams to take on), it helps if I am very prayerful about my selections. Then, when I know I'm on the right course, I decide not to doubt myself (even when others might suggest otherwise).

Thanks for such a great post!

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  • When I took a sabbatical from Wall Street to pursue a different dream and help others live theirs, I learned that women in the U.S. may be placated, even pampered, but because we aren't dreaming, we are also desperate and depressed. Drawing on a variety of sources, ranging from academic studies to pop culture, dare to dream encourages us to dream. And then to act on our dreams.


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