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Daring to Dream Big: What’s On YOUR Dream Sheet?

By January 27th, 202111 Comments

Dreaming big is cool, but making your big dreams a reality is awesome! Over the years I’ve learned that life really is what you make it, and that anything is possible with the “Three P’s”. The three P’s are Persistence, Perseverance and Prayer. Big things can happen in your life when you pursue what you want and tirelessly chisel at it until you break it loose. One of my biggest fears is growing old and wishing I did more, I accomplished more, saw more places met more people and touched more lives. So, while I’m young, green and in some form of healthy state , I’m gonna live my life to it’s fullest potential and give ‘em hell while I’m here. Every human on this planet was created with a purpose, including YOU. To help me reach my full potential and serve a positive purpose in this world, I wrote a dream sheet when I was about 23. A dream sheet is like a bucket list, but a little less morbid, lol. I listed stuff that I wanted to do with my life and what I needed to do to accomplish them! Seeing my goals on paper make them more “real” to me. Do any of you have dream sheets? While you’re here, what do you hope to accomplish? What are your dreams and aspirations? When you’re old and gray, what sort of stories do you want to tell your grandkids? Below are a few from mine. Even though some of them are far fetched, they’re not completely out of reach. What are some things that you want to do with your life?

1. Take a picture with the naked cowboy in Times Square New York. Yes, I realize it’s silly, but I have been to New York TWICE with every intention of taking a picture with this man, and have yet to meet him! The first time I was in the big apple, homey was leaving his spot in a limo, waving at folks. I was pissed. The second time we went there, it was freezing (December). I don’t want to take a picture with the naked cowboy if he’s not naked anyway. I’m just saying.

2. Make the New York Bestseller list. If even for like 5 minutes. lol! Everyday when I sit in front of my computer and start jabbing away at the keys, I find myself daydreaming about seeing my name in the New York times on the bestseller list and having some swank party where I’m being honored for being a fantastic writer. I love writing. How cool would it be if I got recognized for doing something I LOVE?!?!?!?

3. See Mount Rushmore. I’ve always been curious to see if any of the presidents have “boogers” and if it’s as huge as it looks in all the pictures. Only way to find out is to visit it in person, right?

4. Have Lil’ Wayne put my name in a rap song. I really like Wayne. We’re alike in many ways. However, I couldn’t rhyme is you offered me a million bucks. I know Wayne can though. I think he’s brilliant and wonder how he would throw my name into a song. Obviously this is a bit out there, but one can dream, right?

5. Attend a fashion show at New York fashion week. I am going to make this one happen if I have to sneak in and sit in the back. I LOVE fashion shows. The energy is so thick with chaos, glamour and creativity. And then, there’s the clothes. Sigh. I want to go to a fashion show, desperately bad.

6. Own at least 10 pairs of Christian Louboutins. It’s no secret I love this designer. I own one pair and am working on pair number two. Not only do I intend to have an impressive shoe collection by the time I’m 40, but I intend to own as many pairs of Louboutins as our budget can manage.

7. Knit sweaters for orphans. I knit stuff all the time and love the satisfaction of admiring the finished product. I’d love to put my talent of kniting to use some day and with the help of about 30 knitters go to work on making sweaters for a good cause.

8. Join a flash mob. I’ve always wanted to streak, but can’t do it by myself. Being naked in front of strangers is nuts. Being naked in handcuffs, in front of strangers is mortifying (or kinky depending who you’re talking to). I’ve always wanted to sing in public too, but not by myself. I’d totally stand on a subway in my Spongebob drawls, with a bunch of other folks. Flash mobs seem like a good way to let your nutty side out and I’m aaaall for it.

9. Become a mother. I was a cute kid. Jeff was kinda cute too. I think we’d make a cute, big eyed, big haired baby. I think I’ll make a pretty good mom. I’m curious to see how my patience will kick in and if I’ll be able to raise a good kid with MANNERS. Seriously, I can’t stand little brats who throw tantrums in stores. So yea. I wonder what kind of mom I’ll be all the time.

10. Fulfill my purpose. God bless the child who has his own. I want to make a name for myself using the gifts that God has loaned me to edify and praise him with. He’s put something in me that I know I’m supposed to share with the world. I am going to spend everyday walking down the path that he’s chosen for me and do my best to make him proud.

11. Have a 10 year wedding anniversary renewal. I love Jeff. He’s so cool! I’m so excited about our life together and I can’t wait to hit this milestone and many more thereafter!

12. Call another state home. I’ve lived in Florida for a looong time. My entire life to be exact. I’ve always wanted to move somewhere new for a bit, but never got the chance. I plan on changing that though.

13. Drive the autobahn. I have a neeeed for speeeed. Strap me in and let me ride!

SO, those are a few of mine. Don’t be shy, share some of yours!


  • Anonymous says:

    1.Become a Home owner (Done)
    2.Earn my degree (in progress)
    3.Get a passport (never needed one until now)
    4.take a family trip to Africa (no sure where just yet)
    5.learn to ride a motorcycle and get my license
    6.purchase a motorcycle
    7.learn a foreign lauguage
    9.find out who my father was
    10. LIVE LAUGH LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dvaaunaturel says:

    This is an awesome post. I have and still ask myself some of the questions you listed in your post. Here is my list (which I have thought about but never put on paper until now…thamks for inspiring me to do so!)

    1. Own my own pet related business
    2. Become fluent in 2 languages, spanish & french
    3. Travel abroad
    4. Become an author
    5. Meet President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama
    6. Have a baby
    7. Become a milllionaire & donate it to charity to create my legacy

  • Anonymous says:

    I was going to post that I wanted to get a breast reduction. I think it's funny that someone posted they wanted bigger breasts without surgery. Life always looks greener on the other side. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I too am inspired by your post. bwoy do I have alot of dreams but some of them I'm already living. I've always wanted to be a traveler and I realized recently that in alot of ways I'm right where I want to be. A friend interviewed me for her blog recently! – check it out!

    stuff i haven't done that I'd like to do soon are finish my master's thesis, start a business that sources finished products from developing countries…throw a really, really good party – dj and all, sponsor a college student by paying for their school books…live in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Anonymous says:

    1) Do something nice for a stranger or someone else everyday (in the works)
    2) Even on the worst day, as I lay down my head at night find one thing to be thankful for (this is hard sometimes but I am trying)
    3) Travel and explore the west. I have done Nevada and learned a ton of history and had a blast. Very scenic and relaxing out there.
    4) Travel and explore Africa. I have been to Senegal but I was only there for 5 days.
    5) Travel to Greece, Italy & Russia
    6) Learn a third language fluently. Hopefully something useful like japanese, chinese or arabic.
    7) Tell those that I love that I love them everyday.
    8) Learn a craft/hobby like knitting, sewing, quilting etc. I want to be able to make stuff for myself.
    9) Just be a nicer person.
    10) Grow my own vegetables.
    11) After I have this baby, be the best mom that I can be and try not to beat myself up about it when I fail at something or when things don't turn out just right.
    12) Figure out what it is that I love to do and get paid to do it!

  • fabwtalk says:

    Such an excellent post and very uplifting. Here is my list in no specific order.

    1.Learn how to swim (Trying to get classes in before my Hawaii wedding)
    2. Learn how to ride a bike
    3. Move somewhere where it's warm all year around
    4. Dance on top of a bar (preferably Vegas)
    5. Own a home (in the process)
    6. Show my boobs at Mardi Gras (lmao, you only live once)
    7. Become a full time writer (have my own blog so that's a start :))
    8. Become a part time jewelry maker (working on that now)
    9. Be a stay at home mom
    10.Finally get my passport (before the year is out hopefully)
    11.Travel to Italy, Paris and Brazil

    I have a vision board but some of these things are not on it, seriously going to write this stuff down and mark it off as I go. Once again, great posts.

  • Dez says:

    You can find me on facebook the first URL is incorrect.

    This is correct:

    Much love to you! Wish you the best in all of your pursuits

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Become a successful chef (I currently work in publishing)
    2. Meet a perfect man for me with whom I can build a healthy and happy family/life (I've been engaged once and I refuse to settle and make a mockery of the institution)
    3. Visit Italy – again
    4. Visit Spain – again (planning for next year)
    5. Own property in Italy (in or around Florence)
    6. Own property by the beach in the Dominican Rep.
    7. Visit Argentina
    8. Honeymoon at Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Island or win one of Wendy William's vacation pacakages to Little Dix Bay – sweepstakes currently going on ;).
    9. Go skydiving
    10. Loose 30lbs (currently working on that)
    11. Learn to drive (goal is to get license before year-end)
    12. Own a car – right after getting license
    13. See the Machu Pichu ruins
    14. Visit Egypt
    15. Ride a helicopter around NYC (in the works as a 70th birthday gift to my mami next year – God willing)

    …that's all I got for now.

  • Dez says:

    I would like you to know I am totally encouraged and inspired beyond words from your post. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful story. I am upon approaching 23 in a few days and it's so funny because these are things that I think about consistently.

    I have a huge desire to be different and most definetly live the life God has purposed for me and I get so excited when I come across such inspiration to keep me hoping and dreaming and encourages me to never give up…even in the midst of present circumstance. I believe that God will make all things come to pass in all of our lives …that which is His will…if we just walk down His path and be obedient in the law (His Word) in the way we live our lives.

    Again thank you….now I'm gonna go and try to figure out how to follow your blog :0) God bless!!!!

  • Afro Adie says:

    You read my mind. I just starting making my list a few months ago, and had thought about posting something like this on Facebook. I think the term "Dream Sheet" does sound much better than a "Bucket List" which is what I've been saying.

    1. Ride a mechanical bull (completed this mission)
    2. Become a successful business owner (in the planning stages now)
    3. Travel to Spain
    4. Sky dive/parachute from a plane
    5. Travel to Africa
    6. Travel to California
    7. Travel to NYC
    8. See the O'Jays live in concert (planned for Jan. 2012)
    9. Learn to swim
    10. Wear something bigger than an 'A' cup bra (no surgery though)
    11. Become debt free
    12. Overcome motion sickness

    Thanks for sharing, and no dream is too silly. LIVE IT UP!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Own a cake van
    2. Learn to swim
    3. Learn to roller skate again
    4. Learn to ride a bike again
    5. Become a really good sugar artist
    6. Go on a date with someone I actually like
    7. Run a mile
    8. Lose 20 lbs.
    9. Win a cake contest
    10. Meet Martha Stewart

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