Friday, October 1, 2010

Dream a Little Dream

Last Winter, I read Christian Siriano's Fierce Style cover to cover.
I love Project Runway and totally adored Christian's style and attitude that went along with it. He was 22 years old and the youngest person to ever win Project Runway.

I remember reading a chapter in his book: "Finding Your Own Inspiration". He describes the scary and anxious feeling of having your dreams come true.

"When you're just reaching for something you want, the possibilities seem endless. But when you've got it, that's where the stress comes in."
"It can be scary when your dreams come true, because then there's a danger of it ending."

He goes on to write that "there are no guarantees in life, but I'm living my dream now, and dreaming up new ones while I am at it."

Apparently, "Living The Dream" is hard. For everyone.


db1648 said...

Girl, I am so happy for you! I am sadly still in the dreaming big dreams/reaching for the stars phase. Things still feel really far off and unattainable for me. But knowing that you are there, living in the midst of it all gives me hope that one day I will get there too. If anyone deserves this kind of bliss and success, it is you. I am so glad that you life path has taken this turn towards such over flowing happiness.

valbrown said...

You are an amazing friend. And one of the most honest and beautiful people that I know.
The trials and tribulations of life can be so amazing. I am happy that we are connected <3

db1648 said...

ok dear, don't get this for yourself (hint....I can't tell you why :-) but post this far and wide so other people can benefit from arts and crafts from across the world.

FXB empowers families in Africa, Asia, and South America with the tools to overcome poverty. This holiday season, the FXB Action Network (my new employer) is running an exciting holiday gift drive to raise funds to help
hundreds of families affected by poverty and AIDS. As part of our
Beads from Beneficiaries Gift Drive, when you place a donation of $10 to FXB in honor of your friends and family, FXB will send a card informing them of your gift. Also, from now until Dec. 17, when you donate $40, FXB will send a handmade, gift-wrapped beaded necklace along with the card. These beautiful handmade necklaces have come straight from FXB’s offices in Uganda, and each was made by hand by a
woman benefiting from FXB’s programs!

Your donation will have a huge impact:

· A donation of $10 can provide emergency food support, often
the first step toward stability, for a family enrolled in FXB

·A donation of $40 can help cover the uniforms, books and tuition for three years of school, allowing a young adult to develop a skilled trade and achieve financial independence.

Visit to learn more.

I love these necklaces and already own like 5! I have picked out the perfect ones for people I love as well. But now we just have to get rid of the other 500 that we ordered from Uganda! The women that made them are so excited about this project and really worked hard to create some that "an american woman" would love. I am so honored to be working with such wonderful and loving women! So post widely and spread the word about this cool project to those in the LBB. Love you and miss you. PS I am gonna be there on 12/17--wanna play?

valbrown said...

12/17! :D Yes yes yes