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1. Something to cheer about!

A huuuuuuuuge congrats to Tera for the release of her new book, Forgive my Fins. What an awesome concept and I can't wait for my Amazon delivery to catch up with me.

As the others have said, we're talking about childhood dreams. Mine...were a bit warped, I must admit.

First...I dreamed of being a travel agent. I turned my father's shelf of tax forms into homemade travel brochures of "exotic" places like Atlanta and Panama City Beach and Birmingham. LOL! I would book my stuffed animals on trips and make tickets and such for them.

Ironically, my professional career has been as a meeting planner...so I guess that dream helped me out some, eh?

Then, I wanted to be a doctor. Most kids want that at some point, eh? But not just any doctor. I wanted to be an anesthesiologist. My grandfather had surgery and he told me all about it and I was fascinated by the fact that there was a doctor that could literally just put you asleep.

But the dream that was biggest for me...I wanted to be a cheerleader! I love sports and especially football and I have an extremely big mouth. LOL! What better person to be a cheerleader, right?

I started off as a pee wee cheerleader. This wasn't a big deal as anyone who would buy the uniform and show up for games could be one. I was in band my junior high years, so I wasn't a JV cheerleader. But, in 9th grade, I tried out for the varsity and made it! Fortunately, because of being so physical as a cheerleader, I discovered a lump in my left leg which turned out to be cancer. Had I not been a cheerleader, I might not have found it so quickly. So, that was definitely something to cheer about.

Marley's pic2 copy Marley's pic3 copy

How have your childhood dreams morphed and changed and helped you? Share your story in the comment section and you'll be entered in this week's contest to win a copy of Tera's book. Also, there are more chances to win over at Tera's website web-site and she's making donations to an ocean charity, as well. Please help out!

Congrats again to Tera!

Marley = )

Ghosts don't hang up their sheets November 1st

22 Comments on Something to cheer about!, last added: 6/4/2010
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2. Fluffy Yellow Childhood Dreams

This week we are celebrating the much anticipated release of Tera Lynn Child's Forgive My Fins. As a mythology freak, this book has been on my "Must Have" list for eons! It's hard to believe it's finally out. Congratulations, TLC!

All of the Buzz Girls are blogging about childhood dreams and you'll want to comment because you'll be entered for a chance to win cool stuff like a signed copy of Forgive My Fins. (If you haven't already, please scroll down and read the Contest Rules on the right column of the blog.)

When I was very young, I wanted to be Big Bird when I grew up. I was already quite tall for my age, I wanted to be on TV, and I thought it would be cool to be BFFs with Snuffleupagus. I was meant to be Big Bird!

It never occurred to me that Big Bird careers were few and far between. And it never occurred to me until I sat down to write this

that I did end up having a similar job when I got a bit older. I was Funshine Bear for grand opening celebrations. I just dressed up in a big furry costume and waved at kids. Even though it was very hot at times, overall it was a fun job. But eventually I got canned. I grew to be too tall for the costume! I went on to have several jobs that involved dressing up in a costume and that brings me to the prompt of the day:

Have you accomplished something that can somehow be traced back to your childhood dream? Thanks for sharing and good luck winning this week's exciting contest! P.S. Pop over to Tera Lynn Child's web-site for more chances to win, and she'll make a donation to an ocean charity! It's all good! :)

35 Comments on Fluffy Yellow Childhood Dreams, last added: 6/3/2010
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3. Horsing Around!

In celebration of Tera Lynn Childs’ newest release, Forgive My Fins, we are talking this week about dreams from our childhood...

I have been remembering a lovely friend from second grade, and how we spent most recesses “trotting” around the playground, as horses. My favorite part was jumping, which I imagined to be like flying. Of course, in my mind the horses were all sweet and loving and probably blue and pink. Think My Little Pony!

That summer, my family took a vacation to Yosemite, and I begged my mother to take me on the trail ride. It took some finagling because I just under the required height/weight, but I got my own horse and set off with the group. On what was a terrifying ride--at least to an 8 year-old--for my horse had a mind of its own and seemed to want nothing to do with the trail, following the other horses,or being with me. I simply couldn't wait for that trail ride to be over.

After that, I was pretty much DONE with horses. Real and imaginary.

Until many years later, when a work-friend talked me into accompanying her for elementary level horseback riding lessons out in Topanga Canyon. Time to face my fear!

Slowly, I did. Soon, that weekly lesson became the highlight of my week. I reverted back to that little second grader who was trotting the playground, only this time, for real. Eventually I worked up to one of the perfect moments of my life: taking my first jump.

Eventually, though, the lessons came to an end. And it’s been years now since I’ve been on a horse. But I’ll always have my childhood dream--and how I went on to make it come true.

So tell us, in order to be entered to win a signed copy of FORGIVE MY FINS, did you or do you love horses and riding--either now as a kid?


Tina Ferraro
The ABC’s of Kissing Boys, 2010 Rita® Finalist
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