This week starts course number 4 out of 10 towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). just as I did for the first 3 courses, I’m starting the course off doubting myself. Doubting if I can really complete this. Course after course I see all these young women introduce themselves in our portal, very few if any share that they have children of their own let alone with special needs. I find myself feeling out of place. What will I even do once I am one in a year or two? Do I want to switch jobs at the age of 47? Who will want to hire a 47 year old BCBA? Yes, all of this goes through my head at the beginning of each class.
Today my brother shared the quote in the picture. “Don’t give up on your dreams, if cauliflower can be pizza and zucchini can be noodles then you too can be anything you want.”
Boy did that resonate with me, it’s so true. Why can’t I work towards something I’ve always wanted to do? Who says there is an age limit to doing something you’ve always wanted to do? Why do I doubt myself so much?
A huge shout out to my brother who shared the quote without even knowing I needed to hear it. I won’t give up on my dreams. I too can be anything I want.