The American Dream
“The American Dream” is a phrase I remember hearing as a little girl in the 80’s. Why does everyone want a car, a house and 2 perfect children I thought. I wanted to be a fashion designer in NYC and live in the fast lane like my mother did in her 20s. So we grow up and then life happens. Plans change and people figure out what they want or it just gets thrown at them. I’m 38 now👆, with the car, the house, and a blended family. My life has taken so many turns and curves to bring me here. We all think we can “plan for our future” and to a certain extent we can...but some of us drive ourselves crazy to get “The American Dream”. When in reality, we are all just people sitting in our cars headed nowhere fast unless we take a look at what we already have and appreciate it. Don’t let time pass you by without living your dream instead of always chasing it.
Melissa Showers was born in New York and now lives in Houston, Texas with her two sons.