What’s your dream?


Every time I say the words ‘What’s your dream’  I say it in the voice of actor Abdul Salaam El Razzac. He was the man in Pretty Woman who said this:

Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.

My impression is spot on…in my head, but regardless his words stuck with me all these years.

We all have a dream. Or several if we really take the time to think about it. I know I could easily make a list of dreams I hope to accomplish someday.

But how often do I act on those dreams? How often do I reach for the gold? How often do I put forth the energy it will take to get to my Hollywood?

Not nearly enough.

Instead, I think. I talk. I plan. I hope. I wait.

See my issue?

The act of doing adds so much momentum to the things we want.  It’s not about checking things off your master plan to ensure your dreams comes true. It’s not even about making chosen headway. It’s about moving. Making the choice to move in the direction that feels right in the moment.

If it ends up being the wrong choice you can change direction when you figure that out, but you may have learned something invaluable.

The point though is to simply start moving…take action….put something out there.

With time, dedication, devotion and true, from the tips of your toes desire, odds are you will reach that dream and maybe even find your next one along the way.

The point is simple, we have to move towards something…anything…if we want to get closer to the things we want.

I love this quote from E.L Doctorow about writing,

”Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L Doctorow


I’m starting to drive, how about you?

Thanks for reading-



34 thoughts on “What’s your dream?

  1. I think that (potentially) the beauty of driving in the fog is in losing sight of the destination and, to an extent, even of the road. Who knows where such a journey might lead? Life is not a quest to fulfil the dream. Life IS the dream. It will take its own course.

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    1. Yes!! I love your thoughts on this. That is kind of where I was going with ‘but you may just have learned something invaluable.’
      I think a plan is great and can even help build momentum and excitement…but it’s been my experience that the most thrilling and even life-altering moments take place when things go off course. Those things you can’t plan for…those are what make a life.
      Thank you again for such a thought provoking comment.

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      1. Well it’s been pushed aside for a new project that I am feeling an extreme pull towards. I feel like I had a huge light bulb moment and the words are pouring out. That’s a good sign! 😉 ❤

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  2. Thank you Nikki! I love this post and it was exactly what I needed to read this morning. ♥️ I could spend 100 years thinking about and planning the life I desire. What a beautiful reminder that life happens in motion.

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  4. I think it is easy to get lost in life and forget about dreams. And often time people get focused on goals and confuse those as dreams and it doesn’t necessarily mean they are truly dreaming!

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