It’s Time for a POPCORN Break!

Wake up, take a shower, pick out my clothes, get dressed (HURRY, HURRY), brush my teeth, run to the car, race to work, check my emails, go get breakfast, scarf breakfast down, sit in meetings, talk with customers, do some work at my desk, eat lunch fast (HURRY!!!)….PAUSE!  This is the moment in my day when I stop and think, “are you going to rush through every moment?”  My life went from being robotic to being non-stop!  I love what I do (writing, that is), but JEESH, sometimes I don’t get to enjoy my whole day because I move through it so quickly.

I feel like my friend, Shipwrecked on Fabulous Island, when she had to close her door just to enjoy an old Snickers bar.  Like, for real, I often think that I need just one extra hour to my night or just one whole day to do NOTHING.  Like today, I usually post an interview, featuring some celebrity or super cool individual, but I honestly just couldn’t.  I was so tired last night that I crashed and what was supposed to be a 30 minute nap, turned into a 3 hour vacation on my couch…that’s how tired I was!  All of this made me realize, I need to sloooooow it down and just chill.

I thought of all the good movies that are out that I haven’t had time to see yet.  So, you know what?!  This Dreamgirl is taking herself on a date to go see a movie!  I have SO many choices, I don’t know which to choose.   Let’s see…hmmm…Batman?  Savage? Bourne Legacy?  Ahhhh, just the thought of being at the movies with over-salted POPCORN (lots of butter of course) and a slurpy makes my insides tingle (by the way, I splurge on the kid’s meal that comes with a small popcorn, fruit snack and an extra dollar for the slurpy…I’m not going broke on this date buying $7.00 popcorn lol).

I spill all of this to you, only to say this…make sure, you are at least trying to enjoy some personal time.  When you work hard, you have to play hard also.  I know that not everyone is having the best week or some may be going through big life happenings, but even in those cases, remember…you only get one life on Earth (unless you’re reincarnated as an Olympic athlete like I will be), so enjoy it and try to be thankful.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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Teamwork Makes the DREAM work!

Nowadays, it’s a surprise when I decide to do a personal post for my lovely readers, but I think it’s a great time to provide an update on my life!  For starters, I’m taking each day as it comes and whether it’s a good or bad experience, I can take lessons from it all.  My birthday came and went in a flash and although I didn’t celebrate it as I had originally planned, my family and friends managed to come together and share in my special day.  For those that are not aware, I had a VERY traumatic thing happen to me and without focusing on every single, saddening detail I will just say this: A complete stranger found a way to change my outlook on life by physically harming me in a way that I had never experienced.  What lessons came of it?  I will never underestimate the intentions of others and I will not ASSume that all men know not to hit a woman.  Another lesson?  That I have some of the BEST friends  and family in the world who have been helping me process everything.  Constantly checking on me, being a shoulder to cry on and a set of ears to listen. My TEAM is amazing!


Despite this life-changing event, I have managed to still push forward and take small strides in the right direction.  It hasn’t been easy, but what about life IS easy?  With that said, I reached out to the creator of Shipwrecked on Fabulous Island and wanted to have my pictures taken (she does amazing work, check her out)…WHY? Because I’m building my portfolio for another major move that I am making, but can’t really disclose at the moment!  Aside from the process of having my photos done, it was a chance for me to FEEL pretty inside and out.  My CONFIDENCE was on point and it was just what I needed (FYI, the remaining photos will be published in a separate post)!  As if the past few months haven’t been busy enough, I’m working on my life plan.  I’ve written business plans in the past, but never a LIFE plan to map out where I am, where I want to go and where I want to end up.  I will keep all of you updated on how that goes!


My goal isn’t to bore you so this is it for now, BUT it is extremely important for me to provide updates on where my journey is taking me…afterall, that is the whole premise of Danithedreamgirl.com!  I’m determined to turn my DREAMS into a reality, while helping others along the way.  Keeping this motto in mind, I will continue to share stories of strangers and friends alike, in order to inspire and foster a change among our generation!  If you want your journey, testimony, or even career highlighted in the Dreamworld, reach out and I’d be more than happy to make it happen!  Remember: TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

***If you are interested in having your very own photo session, please send all inquiries to danithedreamgirl@gmail.com and I will send you my photographer’s contact information. Serious inquiries only!!!***

DANITHEDREAMGIRL Received an Award!!!

This recognition and thanks is long overdue, but outside of blogging I have to pay the bills by working (lol) so time isn’t always on my side 🙂  So, onto the good news!  I am the recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award, which recognizes blogs that do something different and exciting!  In order to receive this award, you MUST be nominated or awarded by another blog site.  I had the honor of being presented this award by another lovely blogger who is Shipwrecked on Fabulous Island Here it is:

This is what she had to say about me and my site:

Dani of DANITHEDREAMGIRL documents her journey to find her purpose and helps tell the stories of others along the way.  I call her features The Dream Catchers because she exposes everyday people who are chasing (and determined to catch) their dreams.  Subscribe to her blog via email for the latest and greatest in MOTIVATION!

To that, I say “THANK YOU VERY MUCH!”  It’s nice to be recognized for the work that I do and the stories that I tell!  So the rules state that I must share 7 facts about myself…here goes nothing:

1.  I love to LOVE! I love hard!  Once I’m comfortable with a person, my heart will surely open up to them.  That’s the reason for me having such wonderful relationships in my life (just ask my close friends).

2.  I’m very GIVING! If I have it, you got it.  I will give you the last few dollars in my pocket if you needed it more than me.

3.  I dream of a BIG wedding, but will more than likely elope just to save the money! lol

4.  I love DOGS…they are so much cooler than cats!

5.  I’m a Daddy’s girl! If you talk about my dad, there will be problems.

6.  I like partying with my brother more than anyone else.

7.  My TRUE lifelong passion that I never actually followed was to be a DANCER!  I must find a way to fit that into my life somehow.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!  Was that good?  OK, now I have to pass this along to other bloggers!  Can I give it back to the person that gave it back to me???  I wish I could, because I really want to…F it!  I’m giving it back to her!  Take a look at who I picked for this award!

1. She is the craftiest, most fabulous, amazing mother, friend so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she is Shipwrecked on Fabulous Island. If you need recipes, event planning tips, crafting samples/step by step descriptions, etc…you better act like you know and click on her link!

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2.  I totally adore Necole Bitchie, which is why she is my next honoree! I love her story! She went from nothing, to being one of the BEST bloggers out there. She received an award from Soul Train for being the #1 Soul Site. She doesn’t even know it, but she is one of my biggest, if not the biggest, blogging inspiration! You can make a living out of just writing and posting! She has a huge celebrity following, but seems very down to earth. She has celeb status, but remains humble…if that’s not versatile I don’t know what is!

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3. My next lovely recipient is the creator of The Jasmine Brand. She is not only good at what she does, but she is totally down to earth! She took the time to have a Twitter Q&A with me to offer advice and guidance on how to be successful in the blogging world! She gave insight on how SHE made it and for that, I will always be grateful. She can chum it up with the big names within the industry and still chum it up with people like me who are on the come-up!

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4. Next up! Oh yeah…she’s getting smacked with a DOUBLE award since she has already received it once! If you love shoes, you will love Shoeacidal Hotline. She is able to get exclusive interviews with our favorite stars who rock the best shoes! If you’re feeling a bit SHOEACIDAL, call her hotline!

The list isn’t long, but it’s packed with power!  Check them out 🙂   Thanks for taking the time to visit Danithedreamgirl and share in my excitement!