Howdy! My name is Erika Rodriguez and I founded Big Girl Dreams & My Purpose My World after a gut-wrenching loss of a year-long project that reminded me that this is what I want to do more than any other job.
Even though it seems incredibly hard with horrible timing, I knew I had to try. I want to show my kids that it is important to work hard, dream big, and believe that with God all things are possible.
Big Girl Dreams: My Purpose My World is the community for women to come to share their hopes, dreams, and fears in a safe place. This is the place where we can talk about using our purpose to change our world; even if that world is only in our home. This is where we acknowledge that as little girls we had big girl dreams that we need to give a chance.
I am 38, a mom of two little ones, a wife of one big-hearted man, a believer in Christ, and a motivational speaker and writer. I am a former behavior specialist and special education teacher; I earned my stripes working with adolescents that others described as gang members, pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, mentally ill, and just seemingly bad. It was a calling. I say that my second life purpose has been extended to women. Where I hope we can eat chocolate together.
You are welcome as I roll out the glittery red carpet in invitation to join Big Girl Dreams and spark your purpose and shine.
So, why Big Girl Dreams?
We all have a dream. We all have a purpose. There are times when life can distract us from those but this is the place to be reminded that life is worth celebrating -- even when you want to cry out in surrender.