Inspiration & Encouragement, Writing



“Don’t take much to be a dreamer; all you do is close your eyes.


But, some made up world is all you ever see.”  ~Jack Kelly; The Newsies




As I sat listening to the beautiful voice of Jeremy Jordan sing these lines during the finale of the Broadway version of Disney’s The Newsies (I was so stoked to finally get the chance to see it thanks to the limited time showing brought to select cinemas), a new and profound motivation rushed over me.  His words didn’t just hit home, they were an exact confirmation for me in this season of life…


I don’t want to just be a dreamer.


I realize that’s kind of my theme here at A “Dreamer’s” Inkwell, and that isn’t changing… I think having big dreams is a crucial part of making positive change.  The issue, however, lies in living so much in this romanticized place of dreaming, that we either get discontent in our present reality, or, we forget to put in the necessary hard work it takes to reach those dreams. 


My goal from the beginning of starting this blog over two years ago was to record my journey in the pursuit of my creative passions and to encourage others in theirs.  While that is still the essence, I’ve realized that I’ve learned so much in the last couple of years and grown in ways that I hadn’t expected, and with that, my dreams have also shifted slightly.  And you know what?  That’s totally okay!  However, it is not okay with me anymore that I haven’t been as disciplined or consistent with my posts as I would like, and I’m planning to do better!  It’s also not okay with me to just keep dreaming, but not taking the steps I need to take in order to see them come alive.


One of my goals for 2017 was “less talk, more action” and so far, I’ve already seen areas where this principal is going to make a world of difference if I can stick with it. 

So, with that being said… drum roll please… I would like to announce that coming soon to a screen near you (most likely glued to your palm in smart phone form) you will be able to access my new site!  I am so excited about everything that this year has in store, and I can’t wait to continue including you in my journey.  I’m also looking forward to sharing other people’s stories with you so we can all gain some outside perspective on what it really means to put action behind the dreams we’ve been harboring. 


STAY TUNED for the official launch of A Dreamer’s Inkwell …same title, same writer, just a new look and renewed enthusiasm!




And of course – thank you, thank you, thank you a-billion-zillion times for following and helping me to achieve this dream of blogging in the first place.  You people are fabulous, and I can’t wait for you to join me as I keep my head in the clouds, feet on the ground, and continue to write it down!

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