WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
That is a bold statement and a question I’ve been asking myself since I was a little girl. I still remember that sunny day sitting in the back of that yellow rustic taxi cab window. The sun glistening through the trees and it’s reflection brushing my face as we stroll down that ole rugged mountain road. Every time we would pass green plants, shrubs or flowers, I was curious as to how they played a part in our world.
I have the greatest honor and privilege of knowing the author, Amber Bennett of “Stella on Science“, a fantastic children’s book that truly resonates with our culture and society today. I had the opportunity to read the book prior to it hitting the shelves in every bookstore around the land and I certainly can say, I fell in love with the story, the colored pages and the entire book! I certainly believe you’re never too old to pick up a children’s book, in my opinion.
I don’t won’t to spoil the book for you, but I wanted to share with you why this book can change our future for every little girl and how I felt a connection with Stella!
This book had the most vivid and colorful pages I’ve ever seen in a children’s book. Each page depicts every feeling I had as a little girl. To dream. While reading this book, I couldn’t help but think about the days in the back of that yellow cab. Stella and I had something in common. We were curious. Curious about life around us and how we would fit in.
Botany, defined as the study of plants was going to be my dream job. I just knew it. I wanted to be the one who found the cure for cancer. As excited as I was to start that journey in chasing my dream, it quickly came crashing down after about four months in. Chemistry, physics and mathematics were definitely not my strong suits, so I gave up and decided to change my major. Why did I do that? I obviously had the mentality that if I couldn’t be successful in the classroom, how the heck could I make it in the field? I remember thinking this career would be better for men vs women.
That was then.
Today, the most important role in my life is being an aunt to my amazing niece, Teagan, and I can’t help but think about her future. What will her dreams be? What will she want to be when she grows up? Will she be curious like Stella? I do my best to tell her I’ll always be in her corner to tell her how beautiful, amazing and smart she is and that she will grow up to do exceptional things with her life. The life she has ahead of her is limitless. She just has to soar.
If I had at least one person who really believed in me and told me I would’ve been anything I wanted to be as a little girl, I would’ve been living my dream as a Botanist today. All it takes is for our children to be raised with a vision that they are powerful little humans who shouldn’t let a title, label or a corner office discourage them from owning it!
For our future, I have a message:
To: Teagan and all the little girls who will wonder what they will be like as they grow, I hope you choose to live your life to be a warrior! One that’s full of kindness, bravery, purpose, daring, leader, fierce, boundless, unstoppable, equal, creative, flawless and nothing short of EXTRAORDINARY as you certainly are NO ORDINARY GIRL!
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I received a copy of this book for reviewing purposes. The review is written by me on behalf of Amber Bennett. The opinions expressed above are all mine.