I saw your Kermit the Frog billboard several years ago on my way to a work meeting. At the time, I was a reporter, which was not the right job for me. My dream was to stay home with my kids and be a writer. Seeing the billboard was surreal to me because first of all, it was just the message I needed at just the right time. Secondly, I couldn't figure out what it was advertising. It wouldn't just be advertising dreams. Sometimes I wondered if I dreamed it. Well, I decided to follow my dream. The funny thing is, I didn't even fully understand what that dream was. My oldest son loved non-fiction books. We had probably read 50 non-fiction books on turtles and dinosaurs alone. I wondered who wrote all these books. I did some research and joined a children's writing group. Soon after, I got my first book gig with a school library publisher. Since then, I've written about 30 non-fiction children's books and a few fiction ones. I've also had the chance to learn more about children's books, read a wide variety with my three sons, and share some of our favorites with others. Now I know this is what I always wanted to do. As it turns out, Kermit had spoken to me as both somebody who followed his dream, and as a great character in children's media. I'm writing this week because I saw some new signs along the highway, looked up your website, and finally learned, that yes, the billboard I saw really was "just" advertising dreams. I just printed it out, and am hanging it above my desk. Thanks, Kermit.
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