Oct 3, 2013

Monsters University Giveaway




What did you dream about being when you were little?
A ballerina?
A teacher?
A rock star?
A rocket scientist?

Or maybe...
A Scarer.

What did you dream about being when you got a little older?
Was it the same or did it change a bit?

Having dreams is a wonderful thing. Dreams can drive, motivate, and fulfill us.

Dreams can be big. They can be small. They can seem impossible. Yet they can be crazy possible. They can be simple.

Whatever our dreams may be, they are ours.

In Monsters University, Mike Wazowski's lifelong dream is to be a Scarer for Monsters, Inc. A dream that starts when he is young and drives him his whole life and leads him to Monsters University.

Mike eventually finds, that sometimes our dreams turn our to be a little different than we expected. However, he finds that there is one important thing that can drive the dream, even if it changes. Simply, it is our belief and self-confidence in our ability and strengths.

Can I just tell you how much I love, love, LUH-VE this movie?

Well I love it a whole lot. I love the message it represents. This movie is all about believing in yourself, persevering, and never giving up. When you believe in yourself, than others will too.

My Little Men love this movie as much as I do. I hope that they take to heart the movie's message as well.

Dream big.
Work hard.
Believe.

I asked at the beginning of this post if there was anything that you wanted to be when you grew up.
Well, if you were like me, you probably had several dreams through out your childhood...heck you probably had several through out your life up to this point.

When I was younger I can remember wanting to be two things--

1. a famous pop star
2. a mom

I would day dream about the first, and pretend to be the later.

As I grew older, the famous pop star dream kind of faded. I won't say I crossed it off completely, but it didn't hold as much interest for me.

However, I held fast to my dream to be a mom and then added a few other dreams to the list.

1. mom
2. teacher
3. party planner
4. author

I planned, practiced and imagined these roles. To be truthful, my primary goal was always my driving force. My desire to be a mom influenced my decisions, altered plans, and drove me on a daily basis.

Now here I sit, a marriage and four kids later. I have been a mom for almost ten years. TEN!

The reality is better than the dream...it is WAY harder than the dream, but the pay out is WAY better. I have sacrificed a bit maybe even smaller dreams, but nothing sacrificed compares with living my main dream.

Plus, I have found a way to incorporate some of those other minor dreams into my role as Mom.

I teach.
I write.
AND...
occasionally I party plan...
Look for my Five Simple Tips
for creating a fast and easy party table coming soon. 

Most recently I planned this little movie preview party for my Little Men and a few friends.

 They all gathered together and soaked in Monsters University. I watched them soak it all in.

I watched and wondered if I knew what my boys' dreams were. I wondered if I had been supporting them in their dreams. If I had encouraged them to believe in themselves. If they knew how much I believed in them.

I hoped that they thought their dreams were possible. I watched them and hoped that I had given them the tools to be self-confident.

Mostly, I sat in awe and thought of all their possibilities.

So what are some of their dreams...



Have you felt all the warm and fuzzies this movie has evoked?

Are you as excited as we are for the release of Monsters University?

Own It First On Digital HD on 10/8.
Or get the Blu-ray Combo Pack on 10/29.
OR...
You can enter the sweepstakes to win your very own 
Monsters University Blu-ray Combo Pack. 
WAIT! That isn't all though. You can also enter to win the sweepstakes
for a $50 Visa gift card.
All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me, 
How you believed in yourself and achieved a dream?
This sweepstakes runs through 10/13.
Good Luck Friends! 
Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “”#SweepstakesEntry”"; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post”
c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 10/3/13 – 11/3/13.
Be sure to visit the Monsters University Page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

79 comments:

The Chase's said...

I loved this movie! We went to see it at the drive in. Here's hoping I can win one!!

The Allen Family said...

My dream since I was little was to be a mom. I was able to do things in life that would help me achieve that and somehow it came true and I'm the lucky mom to 5 handsome little boys.

Lisa Brown said...

Haven't achieved my dream yet, but I stay positive and don't let others influence me in a negative way.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/385869367323279360
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Heidi said...

My dream was to be an archaeologist. I was able to do it college but packing up the 3 kids to go on site is unrealistic. I like to say I lived my dream in college and I'm fulfilling my wildest dreams as a mom cause its a wild ride!!

Mami2jcn said...

Having faith that things will work out in the end is what helps me strive to achieve my dreams.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/385914196400939010

kellyr78 said...

I believed in myself and achieved my dream to attain my MBA, when I was working full time. It took a lot of time management and organization, but I knew I could reach this goal, and I did.


kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/385917724880162816
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Elena said...

I believed in myself and achieved my dream when I graduated from college working full time and caring for my baby at the same time

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/385934748004020224

elena150980@yahoo.com

imbigwillie said...

I went to college and got a degree in computer science.

willgriesmer@yahoo.com

tiffanie mullis said...

When I was little it was to be a teacher. Now being a mom and aunt, I teach just not in the way I thought.

Adrienne said...

My dream was always to do something that involves animals. Well, I didn't make it there career-wise, but I get to share a love of animals and bugs with my six year old daughter. We love to catch grasshoppers and any other bugs together. The best experience my kids and I had together was when my daughter found a baby mourning dove by a tree and we didn't know where the Mama was so we found out where the Wildlife Rescue Center is and took it there :-)

adrienne dot and dot justin at gmail dot com

(not on Facebook or Twitter)

freddie said...

My dream was to be a mom and wife and own a house and after 25 years of marriage, we finally got our house. With lots of prayers and believing it would happen and it did. So I have it, I'm married, have a daughter and grandchildren, and my house. I couldn't ask for more than that. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

freddie said...

I tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/flipper211/status/386141449361702912 dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

I always wanted a family, and have one now, and I love it. Being a mom and wife :)

freebiequeen15 said...

I had my mom who always told me my dreams were possible and helped me accomplish my goals even when I wanted to give up

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I struggled to believe in myself prior to having children, as odd as it sounds becoming a Mother gave me a new found confidence. I try to be the best version of myself possible so that I can be a role model to my children.

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted

https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/386299100699705344

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I achieved my dream of being a stay-at-home mom! My husband went to school while working full-time to switch careers. Then we moved to a different state and I was able to quit my job and stay home with our daughter. I love it! It meant so much to me to have my mom home when I was growing up, and I wanted the same for my daughter. So now we have it!

susan1215 said...

I achieve my dream by working hard and trying to have a positive attitude and confidence in myself.

s2s2 at Comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/386637734875385856

s2s2 at Comcast dot net

Elaine Hearn said...

my dream was to have a career...and i made it happen.

One Frugal Girl said...

By surrounding myself with positivity and positive people who believe in me.
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/387209107855265793
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

Francine said...

I haven't reached it yet but believing in myself helps me know I will get there

Becky said...

My childhood dream was to own all of the Disney animated movies (I had to specify original classics when they started coming out with sequels and sequels to sequels). It took many years of waiting for some of them to be released from the vault, but I finally accomplished my goal.

aaltw_515 said...

I work hard and try the best I can to achieve my dreams
Amy Williams
sethandtjay@yahoo.com

aaltw_515 said...

https://twitter.com/amyabram1/status/388051931404324864

JC said...

I believe in myself because I know I am loved and I achieve my dream by expecting the hard way ahead and taking one bite at a time.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/388499098816348160

April G said...

My dream was to work in the field of anthropology (my major in college), but then things changed after I got married and we had a child. Then we got pregnant with twins, and I decided to quit my job and pursue my NEW dream of being a SAHM! It's not always easy, but it's so worth it.

aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

Tamar said...

I worked really hard and put myself out there. I continue to do this each and every day.
tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

The Bradley Family said...

AS a little girl I dreamed of being a teacher. I went to school to become one. Now I have three children and not only do I teach them and guide them every day on how to be human :) I also homeschool them which has been a bigger blessing than I ever thought it would be!

The Gibson's said...

How you believed in yourself and achieved a dream?

My dream was always to grow up and become a mom. I am lucky enough to be mother to three sweet kids. I also have been able to stay at home with my littles for the most part, with working part time outside of the home occasionally. So grateful that I am not a full time working mother!

Bridget Soto said...

When I graduated high school I wanted to be a teacher and a Mom. Along the way I began working in a residential facility for children and my teaching goal took on a different form. I worked and at times lived with high needs children for 15 years.I loved my work. Within those 15 years I was married and became a Mommy to 2 beautiful children. I Am now returning to achieving my original goal of becoming a teacher.I will start a 3 year journey to become an elementary special education teacher on Monday.My experience with challenging children for 15 years will help me be a better teacher. I know it is never too late to achieve your goals and I look forward to my children seeing their Mommy cross the stage in 3 years to accept my degree. They will be able to see Mommy work hard and accomplish a goal which I hope inspires them in the future to never give up on your dreams.

tracy said...

My dream was to be a mom and a teacher. I have 2 adult sons and 4 grandchildren that make my world brighter each day. I had the pleasure of working with K-3rd grade students to improve their reading for 5 years. I'd say I met and exceeded my goals.

Erica Best said...

by working hard at what i am good at

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/391681051812061185

Robin Wilson said...

I always wanted to be a teacher. I may not have achieved that dream in a college degree sort of way, but I am a mom, wife, daughter and sister. I like to think that I am able to fulfill by dream in each of those roles.

zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

Robin Wilson said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/392238546339119104

zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I believe in my self and achieve my dreams by having positive self talk, and reflecting on all of the things I have been able to accomplish in the past.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/392312208324980736

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Natasha said...

I achieved my dream by surrounding myself with positive people that believe in me!

Kelly Massman said...

Knowing that I had to pay for my graduate degree (and undergraduate), I worked as many as 3 jobs while going to school full time. It was hard, but it was worth it! Thanks kmassman gmail

Joseph Wallace said...

https://twitter.com/BWallace1980/status/393450549275684864

Twitter entry

Joseph Wallace said...

I achieved my dream by working hard and never giving up.

Kim said...

Our family has made tremendous financial sacrifices for me to be a stay at home mom to our son. My husband is a teacher and I gave up my job so it’s always a challenge but I can’t imagine raising our son any other way. Everyday, I endure the scorn and negative comments from other mothers who wonder “what do you do all day?” and I just take it in stride and smile knowing that my son is happy, secure, confident, and loved.

Kerry said...

I had some weight to lose and with the power of prayer, positive thinking and believing in myself I was able to achieve my goal!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/394446041627365377
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

MCantu1019 said...

by believing in God and never giving up
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

ellie said...

I married very young and had children. My dream was to have a long, happy marriage, and raise successful children. Many doubted us because of our age, but we knew what we were doing. With faith and trust we have have achieved that dream. and proved the doubters wrong.

ellie said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/396429322774274048

Cheryl Burton said...

My dream was always to be a Mom. Still working on that dream. In the meantime I'm working on my dream of becoming an interior designer.

Lisa Garner said...

I became a mom at for the first time at 18 and though I had lost out on my dream of becoming a nurse. It took years but with lots of dedication I finally was able to graduate from nursing school.

lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Lisa Garner said...

I Tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/396805945109381120

Betty C said...

Well, I've believed in myself but many of my dreams are still ahead. I've accomplished many of my goals but I have a long list.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/396881269352448000

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

angie lilly said...

by taking a friends advice actually and entering some of my photography into a contest. I took a risk and it paid off. I am getting some of my work published in a calendar!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/396988325447233536
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Harmony Burmeister said...

No matter what the obstacles and there are many, I believe in myself and have picked myself up and keep striving for my dreams.
njharmonyg@aol.com

Harmony Burmeister said...

tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/396994853713620992
njharmonyg@aol.com

Dee said...

I believe in myself and achieve my dreams by understanding that what I have to contribute is of value and by surrounding myself with positive thoughts and, better yet, positive, supportive friends. I also write out inspirational quotes each week and place them around the house as a reminder that I can reach my goals. :) deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/397083229095604224

deeg131 at gmail dot com

ms-texas said...

i have achieved a good life and happy family through hard work and caring

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/397085684021743616

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Tabathia said...

I went back to college and graduated with my degree

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/397111866876383233

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Thomas Murphy said...

My parents taught me to believe in my self and I worked hard to achieve my dream.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/397115275604004864

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I try not to give up and to fight for what I want!


pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/397148586749595648
pokergrl8 at gmail.com

slehan said...

25 years ago I didn't think I could sing, but I took singing lessons, joined two choirs and have been singing ever since.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/397150057159335936

slehan at juno dot com

Anna Pry said...

when i was a single mom my dream was to be able to finish college which i did with determination and support from family pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry said...

i tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/397135394317533184 pryfamily5@gmail.com

Whitney said...

Ambition and confidence always helps

Whitney said...

https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/397215419649359872

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