I cannot remember a time when I did not want to be an writer. Does that make working toward becoming a published author a dream or a goal?
I do know one thing: my children saw me working toward fulfilling this dream. I like think that gave them a positive role model to pursue their own dreams. They watched me cry when I received a particularly hurtful rejection; they celebrated with me when I had a writing contest win; they witnessed the hard work that goes into making dreams come true.
I hope I taught them that dreams are important.