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The boys and I have had the opportunity to watch Monsters University a lot lately. I love this movie. It is the perfect blend of humor and fun for kids and adults.
I especially love the message of this movie. That you should believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams. This is a great theme for kids to see. That Mike and Sulley were very different and they both have different strengths. Mike perseveres and keeps pushing himself until he achieves his dream. But his dream changes a little bit along the way when he realizes where he is gifted.
It reminds me a little bit of my own post-college story.
I graduated from college and moved to South Carolina for grad school. I had big plans to move to a big city, intern with a major wedding planner and get a job in a big city planning million dollar weddings.
After grad school, I accepted a job here in Columbia, and really enjoyed it. And a few months after that I met Todd, and we started dating. I knew immediately that he and I would eventually get married. And all of my goals and dreams began to change.
I knew that my home was near him. All the things I thought I always wanted began to shift as Todd and I began to plan our lives. I started planning events here at the University and then we got married. After Hudson was born over a year later, I realized that my dreams were to be his mommy. And have more children and raise them in a loving home.
My dreams and plans all changed, for the better. I never knew that I could love being a mother so much. Much like in Monsters University and the way Mike changes his plans and goals when he discovers his strengths. I hope my boys always know that no matter what their dreams are, or how often they change their goals, that they can just go after it.And do what makes them happy and what inspires them.
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