Each week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this time from Lauren LeBlanc. When she was young, LeBlanc had grand dreams of living in New York and singing on Broadway. Instead, she became a mom and schoolteacher in suburbia. While it’s not the life she once imagined, LeBlanc now knows she wouldn’t have it any other way. LeBlanc is a native texan living in Louisville, Kentucky…married to her high school sweetheart and has two young daughters. For three years, LeBlanc has used the This I Believe curriculum in her language arts classes to teach her eighth graders how to put their convictions on paper. Her essay is featured in the new book, This I Believe: On Motherhood.