Sometimes you have to see it before you SEE it!
I have this idea for my character,"Lil' V.
She is me at 5 years old. I had the biggest
imagination ever and pretended all the time.
Didn't have a clue as to how powerful all of
that daydreaming and imagination was at the
time. Now as a grown woman, it's so hard
sometimes to imagine the good and the positive.
Constantly having to change the records of
the subconscious mind because what we think
about we bring about and I remember so vividly
having adults tell me to stop daydreaming and
get your head out of the clouds and somehow,
they taught me to doubt myself and to think
that others where better than me. That
others deserved beauty, hope, joy, creativity,
love and peace more than me. This is the
rebooting of Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
I go back now and I get to speak to my
5 year old self and I tell her to dream big
babygirl and after you have dreamt big, dream
even bigger. So big that when it actually happens
you will know that it was something greater
that brought you too it! I tell her that
no one is better than you and even when
they come against you and say all manner
of evil about you, you have to know yourself
and love yourself. Embrace the you that you
are. That she is not the failure or the lack,
or the disappointments that have come in her
life. That these are some of the ingredients
that were needed to make big Vanessa into
who she needed to be for life. That there will be awesome
people like Bella SinclairEric Barclay, ShellNita Jo, Melissa
KJ and a host of others who come to visit this little blog. I am so blessed.
One day this little book is going to find it's way into the world of children's books.
It's gonna hit the shelves and speak very loudly to another little
5 year old who has a dream! Sometimes you have to see it before you see it!