12th January 2015

Be a dreamer

A dreamer.

I remember when I was a little girl I wanted to be a country music star. Seriously. 

I had the red boots and 5 out of 7 days I would put on a performance for my parents who were always enthusiastic to watch their little girl dream. I was going to make it big. I dreamed of the tour bus I would travel in, what my back up singers would wear, how I would sign my name for an autograph. I was a dreamer. So I sang in church, took singing lessons and had a sweet innocent voice. Then I grew up.

Then it was acting. Before you knew it I was moving to Hollywood. 

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Naturally, I enrolled in acting classes and attempted some acting and visited a performing arts private school. Dreaming of being a star was fun but something inside didn’t feel quite right so the pursuit slowly came to a standstill. I’m sure part of the reason is because God knew it would go to my head. Obviously I was already picturing what life was going to look like as a movie star and what morning talk shows I would appear on. Then I grew up.

Then it was a broadcaster.

I ritually watched the Today Show every morning for as long as I can remember and Katie Couric has always been a role model. She’s a woman of grace and class and I wanted to be just like her. Willingly, my parents brought me to New York City and I had the honor of meeting Mrs.Couric herself. I also had a long discussion with Ann Curry about how powerful news reporting can be. The studio was unbelievable and I was enthralled with every step. I started investigating what it took to make it in the world of news broadcasting. I applied for summer workshops and took classes within this line of work. Then I did some soul-searching and realized, actually, this might not be exactly what I was called to do after all. After months and years of fantasizing greeting viewers in their living room in the mornings. I grew up.

Then it was public relations.

I soon started volunteering very heavily with a charity that’s near and dear to my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed event management, media relations and the creativity of all that a PR career entails, and decided that I had finally found a career path that suits my personality and would be something that I enjoy for many years to come. I decided I would get a degree in Public Relations and Journalism because they seemingly go hand in hand. My parents supported my choice to attend a private school that had a strong PR program and I fell in love with this line of work. I graduated and started working in this field and I love it. The dreamer inside wants to make a difference and nail this next opportunity. I grew up – yet I knew there was something else vying for my attention and bubbling up inside.

That’s when this website was heavily placed on my heart and my vision soon flourished into a reality. This creative space caught me completely by surprise, yet I’m loving every minute of this exciting adventure. It’s given me purpose and allowed me to use my art to craft something that hopefully translates beautifully to each of you. 

The resounding question remains, do we ever stop dreaming?

Growing up and figuring out what you want out of life is a wonderful blessing but do we ever escape the dreamer inside of us? I’m over the moon about this opportunity but does the dreaming stop there? What if I still have some dreaming left in me? If someone asked me today what my dream job would be I would probably answer that I love where I am and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I’m enthralled with the world of media and have an underlying passion for writing, pair that with a love for people and a belief that we all have potential and you have this. But I’m sure there’s more.

If you asked us our answer we would swiftly reply that we believe the dreaming never stops. It motivates and equips us to see things in a different light. It gives us the muscles that we would never believe we had to accomplish great things. It allows us to close the imagination gap and turn ideas into reality. Alongside every dreamer you’ll find a believer. The one who believes that her Savior can help her move the mountains. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? What does the dreamer in you say?

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