“What are you doing in California?” My daughter asked me. “You go there a lot, it’s like your other home!”

It’s true. Business does seem to keep taking me to the golden state. But this time, it’ll be for something extra special.

We just finished reading a Wrinkle in Time together. I read it a year and a half ago, and wasn’t sure she’d understand it, but she ate it up. I told her I’m going to Los Angeles to see the movie and walk the red carpet.

“And I’ll get to interview Oprah,” I told her.

She thought for a moment. “Is that the lady on your dream board where it says ‘MEET?'”

My daughter knows a bit about Oprah, I definitely have a lot more to teach her. But she listens to her Super Soul podcasts with me, and we discuss her new audiobook: The Wisdom of Sundays. But she knows Oprah best as the woman staring at me on my vision board.

“Yep, that’s the one!” I said.

A huge grin spread across her face. “Were you SO excited when you got the text? Did you jump up and down?”

Well, first of all it was an email, not a text, but, details. Yes, I was thrilled. Completely over the moon excited. But honestly, not surprised. It IS on my vision board after all. And I’m a full believer in their power. I knew it was only a matter of time. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, but I finally got brave enough to put it on my vision board two years ago.

Last month I flew to California for a shoot with the Oprah Winfrey Network (more on that later). I didn’t get to meet her then, but I felt the moment growing close.

Vision Boards: How to host a vision board party and a tutorial for how to make a vision board to help all of your dreams come true! What a great way to ring in a 30th birthday!

(Side note… I put the words “Cherish 365” on my vision board a YEAR before I considered it as a new blog name)

“Who is she acting like?” My daughter asked next.

I told her Mrs. Which and she proceeded to do her best impersonation of the slow speaking character.

If you haven’t read the book yet, put it on your list (here’s my affiliate link to take you straight there). We used it as a park of our fiction curriculum… Well, sorta. We mostly read it for fun, but I printed some 5th grade comprehension questions from Teachers Pay Teachers and we used those to quiz and dive more in depth about the story. She was completely into it. And we read the ending half a dozen times because she loved it so much. It brings me to tears almost every time.

wrinkle in time homeschool unit study

wrinkle in time homeschool unit study

Ok, so back to the trip… Or back to Oprah… I don’t know where to start. She’s one of several people we’ll be interviewing from the cast. Others worth noting: Director Ava DuVernay, as well as actresses Mindy Kaling and Reese Whitherspoon.

I’m also excited to meet Storm Reed who plays Meg in the film. Want to know something that’ll melt your heart? I saw this picture on Instagram and showed it to my daughter. She looked and right away said “Meg looks like ME!” Friends, this doesn’t happen often enough. She loves heroes like Annabeth fromPercy Jackson and cute pop stars on the Disney Channel. But very few look like my daughter. Representation matters my friends.

I bought a new top for interview day, a bangin maternity dress for the red carpet, I have a dozen questions I’d love to ask Oprah and Ava that I need to narrow down (if you have questions let me know too and I’ll see if I can squeeze some in) I’m so ready.

We tell our kids to dream big. We tell them they can do anything. Do we believe the same for is possible for us? We may be preoccupied with parenthood but that doesn’t mean we need to give up on dreaming for ourselves.

My friends, if you haven’t made a vision board yet, what’s stopping you? Not sure what to put on it? How to organize it? Check out this post I wrote about creating a vision board with kids. Or this post about throwing a vision board party and go for it.

This weekend I’m heading off on another adventure and I’ll be fulfilling a HUGE dream. Now I’m thinking I may need to add another extension to my board because more and more I’m realizing anything is possible.


Wrinkle in Time will be in theaters everywhere March 9th, 2018. I’ll of course have an honest family-friendly review after I see it, and again once my kids see it.

While in LA the group of bloggers and I will also get a behind the scenes look at multiple ABC shows: Alex Inc, Scandal, For the People, Splitting Up Together and Deception.

You can follow along on my Instagram stories and Twitter.

 

 


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