Today “Dare, Dream Do. Remarkable Things Happen when you Dare to Dream” by Whitney Johnson is being released. I am axiously awaiting my copy and excited to renew the passion and purpose connected with my own dreams and life’s work.
Ms. Johnson is an amazing role model for women, who “In her mid-twenties . . . found herself in New York, where she landed a secretarial job on Wall Street. With no relevant experience, and a bit shy on confidence, she contemplated her future and her dreams. Through determination and hard work, Whitney became an investment banker, moving to the analyst side of the business, executing the plans she’d laid out for herself. Naively, she thought most women were following similar paths until she started talking and found that many women were not daring to dream at all.”
She has spent the last several years inspiring women to indentify and pursue their dreams. She featured my story on her blog in 2010 and has given voice to many other women who were pursuing all different types of amazing dreams. Connecting to the passion of a purpose-driven life can create results that change our world (personally and collectively). Sometimes, as women, we can’t remember what our dreams might be. Sometimes we feel inspired but lack the tools to know how best to work toward our dreams. “In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness.”
I share this here because I think many in the birth community have dreams of working together to create a culture that offers greater support and respect to birthing women. I also feel that, as women becoming mothers, even though our dreams may alter somewhat, it’s important not to let go of them entirely. They represent a part of who we are, and our children deserve the opportunity to really know us.
You can find “Dare, Dream, Do” on amazon.com.