The Year of Good Vibes Only

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Since the start of the Dreamworld, there’s been a constant theme of searching for my passion and ultimate happiness, while inspiring others and sharing success stories.  It’s taken several years, but I’ve finally discovered that it is hard searching for myself and inspiring all of you at the same time.   This explains my frequent breaks from blogging.  At some point, I needed to take my own advice, right?  Well, I did…and it worked! Continue reading

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Would You Gossip Less If You Had More Of A Life?

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It is never good to be more interested in someone’s downfall than you are in their success.

 

Have you ever known anyone that  seems to have just way too much time on their hands or not enough goals and they continuously gossip?  I mean, let’s be real, if gossiping were a sport, they may actually win a trophy. Continue reading

Life’s Intermission…

It’s been some weeks, but I’m still here.  I pray everyone had an amazing holiday and is starting off 2015 in good spirits.  I took the last few weeks to just be still.  I wanted to enjoy my family and friends.  

2014 was unforgiving in many ways, but so many blessings surfaced in the last couple of months.  I needed to reset and regroup and that meant disconnecting myself for some time. 

At some point, we all need to get back to the basics and realign our thoughts, goals and game plan.  A part of my journey and process has been to get back to the Lord.  It may not be everyone’s cup of tea,  but getting closer to perfection and good ideals, morals, lifestyle,  etc. is where my focus has been.

May 2015 be our year for greatness.   Let’s get out there and make things happen.  Oh, and I’m back so get ready for what’s coming on Danithedreamgirl.com. 

Can You Afford Your Dream?

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I say it all the time, but I am no expert.  I simply speak my mind and follow my heart and gut.  No matter how big my dreams have gotten, there’s a very striking sense of reality that sets in every now and then.  I could sit here everyday and write and work so hard that I feel fulfilled, but how does that pay my bills?  MY reality is, I need to work.  I need to survive.  I need to eat.  I can’t do any of that without actually working.  I’ve shed the normal 9-5 and don’t have to sit in an office every day, which is one goal that I’ve been able to achieve.  But achieving goals is simply a domino effect; once you reach one, it’s on to the next one and so forth.  For example, here is my goal list:

-Move out of Philadelphia

-Get my security clearance and a government job

-Get a lavish apartment

-Start writing in some capacity

-Get my blog site to generate revenue

-Get out of my 9-5 life and have free days

-Get my bartending license

-Start bartending

-Move out of DC

-Write for a large publication

As you can see, I named GOALS and not my dream(s).  My big dream is to become such a successful writer that it is my job!  Until then, I still have bills to pay and I still need to have a strong sense of reality that keeps me grounded.  I always have a goal that allows me to earn money because at this point, I don’t have the luxury of not working.  So, I ask all of you…can you afford your dream?

What Was My 2013 Like? Hard As Hell!

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I will say this…the past year was really HARD! I went through some serious changes and adversities to say the least.  The silver lining in all of this is that everything that I’ve faced has made me an even stronger person and I now know that I’m built for battle.  Here’s a breakdown:

Family:

I’ve gotten closer to my family and have looked to them to really help me through the tough times.  I realize that when the world has turned its back on you, they are the people who will be around to help pick up the pieces.

Love and Relationships:

I walked away from someone who I thought was the love of my life.  I’ve tried dating, but I have come to the conclusion that I need to make myself whole before I can open my heart up to anyone and it feels good to really get MY life together and focus on what makes THIS girl happy!

Work:

Lost my job and am starting over!  I am starting from a clean slate and am actually tackling the things that I’ve been “dreaming” about…exciting stuff.

Friends:

This one is probably the hardest one to touch upon because simply put, I lost my best friend.  I learned that the people who are closest to you can turn on you.  When you apply heat to anything, you get to see what the foundation consists of and the reality is, anyone who is willing to walk away from me really doesn’t deserve to be in my life.  I refuse to have seasonal friends so all I can say is, keep walking your ass in the other direction because I don’t believe in forcing anyone to ever be in your life.

Overall:

I learned a lot in 2013, but I am really glad it is over.  The chapters have ended and my new book of life is just beginning!

Happy New Year!

*Video* Your Future is a Thought of the Now!

My brother sent me this video and I would be selfish if I didn’t share it with my readers.  The reality is, we all worry about things that, in the grand scheme of things, won’t matter down the line.  So much of our focus is spent on not living in the moment; a hard ability to master.  Check out this great video and leave your thoughts!

Holidays Can Be Tough for My Dreamers Out There!

It seems like this year has flown by!  The Holidays are creeping up and we’re right back to shopping, traveling and eating good food.  However, what about the folks who aren’t where they want to be in life?  What if the end of 2013 is just a reminder that you haven’t accomplished all of your goals?  Well, speaking from experience, as someone who hasn’t accomplished everything just yet, I know the feeling.  It’s tough to know that you still have so far to go, but that shouldn’t be a discouragement.

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This Holiday, realign yourself and make a list of everything you still have to tackle and maybe set at least one or two new goals for yourself.  Sometimes it’s hard to live in the moment and enjoy the holiday cheer, but try your best because most of your strength, support and drive will be rooted in your family and friends.  Don’t let a timeline determine your level of success, instead just keep trucking along and remain as focused as possible.

So, do me a favor…when you go home for Christmas or Thanksgiving or New Years or whatever you celebrate in your culture, help set the dinner table, help mom or dad cook the food, buy some mistletoe, put some holiday music on, do something to get involved and allow yourself to have some fun.  We all have goals in life and one of them should be to enjoy the precious time that we have with family and friends.