Dreams Realized

Dreams Realized
Dreams Realized
Dreams Realized

Perhaps it is the teacher in me, perhaps it is my appreciation for the Langston Hughes poem “Harlem”…but it makes me feel quite warm and fuzzy when I see dreams being realized.  I love nothing more than to see people achieve their goals, especially when I’ve seen them struggle so much. It is almost more fun to see it happen when they realize a goal they didn’t know they had in the first place.

We hear about so many dreams deferred, today I wanted to share a few dreams realized that have been on my mind lately…

  • My dear friend Kiana, whom I’ve talked about before and guest blogged for in the past, has put together a beautiful piece of art combining her floral design and love of music. It’s truly unique, just like her and a long-time dream realized.  I’m proud of her for achieving it! Check it out HERE (I challenge you NOT to get that piece of music stuck in your head for the rest of the day!)


  • HONY – if you’re not familiar with Humans of New York, please spend a few minutes and check it out. Brandon, the photographer behind HONY is I think, going to single-handedly restore humanity’s faith in itself. His latest feature on Vidal, Principal Lopez  and the teachers from Mott Hall Bridges Academy in a not-so-great neighborhood of New York has reinforced the belief that good things can and do happen. Though they may never have envisioned the events of the last few weeks occurring, hope and courage brought them there, and through their fundraiser, dreams will be realized for years to come.

and…one more…of a dream I hope does not get deferred.  A blogger named Amanda, whose little piece of the web I found last night in my surfing of the interwebs.  I don’t know her, but she’s a passionate girl who wants to come to the City of Angels and follow her dreams. I commented on one of her posts that she should follow her heart, but just take her head with her.  I hope she succeeds in getting her dreams realized.  If you want to help her too, click HERE.

Do you have any dreams that have come to fruition lately? Any dreams deferred that you would still like to reach? I’d love to hear about them.




By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...


  1. My dear old friend, I just came across my blog and all of these older posts and comments again after years of neglect. I wanted to contact you individually to give you an update but the contact form wasn’t working for me. Anyways, I hope this reaches you because I just wanted to say I am doing more than okay here in LA! It’s been such a crazy time and I’m writing all about it, but I’m not just living here I am thriving and doing everything I had hoped and dreamed to do, and you were a part of it so I just wanted to say thank you!

    Amanda “Mandi” T.

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