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Following the dream

For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. 
Ephesians 2: 10


When I was younger, I wanted to be Oprah. 

She was black, smart, and had a talk show. I'm a talker and being able to have my own show was the dream, but I wanted more than that so...I wanted to actually be Oprah. That was my childhood dream. At some point, the dream dissipated as I grew and had to think of more "realistic" dreams. It took a while, and after lots of talks with myself and God, I came to realize that the dream I had as a kid fit me better than the dream I settled on as a young adult. 

As I observe society, I find it interesting that children are always told to dream big, often until their childlike mind begins to mature and then they are to practice practicality. And I totally understand the mind of a parent that wants nothing, but the security for their child, nonetheless, I think not supporting those innate desires kinda makes life a little frustrating. 

Call me crazy, but I think children know more than we adults believe. With a mind thats not constrained by societal expectations yet, they both dream big and trust themselves, and there is beauty in that. Jesus talked about the mind of a child in the bible, and I happen to believe that that same innocent mind that He preached about believing in Him, is able to receive instructions from Him too. There's just a delicate responsibility to protect and cultivate those instructions, while simultaneously navigating the realities of the world. 

The older I get, the more I find myself relating to the child I once was. She was fearless, spunky, and really believed she could do whatever she wanted. While Oprah is no longer my goal - I'm old enough to know you can't be a whole other person- I do aspire to be very similar to her, but in my own way. It  blew my mind when I came to understand that what I wanted to do in life was something I've always wanted. It's like little Sydney had the blueprint all along and I just had to trust myself (and God) to find my way there.

Photography via Bluufox Studio

Outfit Deets
Dress: Gap | Shoes: Steve Madden | Purse: Zara

2 comments

  1. Love the dress & Jewerly!! I don’t remember what I wanted to be as a child but as an young adult I thought I wanted to be an accountant until I took accounting I quickly abandoned that career ... lol

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Lol I can understand that! Sometimes, we think we know what we want until we start some of the things it requires and then we realize it's not for us! The great trial and error of life

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