Friday, September 23, 2011

An Ode to Dreams Come True

I'm in awe of those writers who keep up their blogs. I'm either a procrastinator or time is now on supersonic speed and days fly by faster than ever before. (Probably a little of both?)

So, today's post is an ode to dreams coming true.

First, my awesome friend and college roommate, Christi, is inches away from being a REAL PUBLISHED AUTHOR. She signed a two-book deal some months ago and the first book debuts in early January. She's just released the cover to NIGHT SCHOOL -- which makes me all tingly because it's tangible evidence of a dream come true. Congrats, dear friend!

Second, my dear friend Carson celebrated the opening of her photography studio last night (Red Scarf Shots). I arrived to find the charming little space packed with friends and supporters. I'm not joking when I say you could feel the love! Recently, I was a subject for Carson's next photo exhibit (December in Durango, and February in LA). When she put out a call for subjects, I emailed immediately and said "Hell, yeah, count me in." She was in awe of my response. I told her that it was a no-brainer. I trust and admire her artistic vision and am honored to be part of her journey. Dreams-come-true are better shared, right?

The fact that I was able to go part-time with my day job and carve out full days like today for writing is also a dream come true. As is the fact that two of the most successful agents in the country have a copy of my manuscript at this very moment! (Talk about feeling all tingly!)

"Living the dream" is possible on so many levels. Wherever you are today, I hope that you're living at least a part of the dream that you envision for yourself. And it you're not, why not start now?


  1. Awesome topic! Congratulations on investing your time/energy/love toward what you believe in. Since none of us gets out of here alive, we've got to do what we can, while we can.
    Listening back to recordings of last night's band rehearsal makes me realize that I'm living lifelong dreams right now. When I'm able to show up in the present moment and enjoy what's unfolding, that's the real magic. I felt like I was smiling a LOT last night... Living my dreams feels a lot better than the alternative. (And surrounding myself with fellow dream chasers helps, too!)

  2. congrads to christi and thanks for the sweet note :)

  3. Beautiful my dear friend. I am honored to have you in my life.


  4. Durango Writer. I needed to read your post today! I have everything that a writer could want! Time to write, support for a writing life, experiences galore to draw upon. But am I taking all this a little for granted of late? I think I may be. I need to get with it! You remind me that we can make tangible in big ways our artist dreams. Congratulations to Christi, to Carson and to you for your achievements and your dreams come true. Having your manuscript read by two agents is an incredible accomplishment!

  5. Awe, congrats to your friends! It's great to see the ones you care about achieving their dreams- that book cover looks awesome!

  6. Mandy, you inspire me. Thank you! XO