Top 8 Blog Posts From a Year of Dreaming

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Before my second dream year begins, I wanted to compile a list of my Top 8 Posts for My First Dream Year – and especially thank you readers for all of the feedback, comments and questions you’ve posted. You have been a critical part of my first year with the 8 Women Dream Team, and I look forward to more of the same for next year.

Top 8 Blog Posts From A Year of Dreaming –

1. 8 Top Photographers in the World

This top post profiled 8 renowned photographers who have made a name for themselves by following their passions and carving out a creative niche. They all had a dream — a passion for their craft and a drive to express themselves through their work. Great images and links to their own sites for further viewing.

2. Reinvent Your Dreams Like Elizabeth Gilbert

Not everyone can take a year off from their job and family to discover their passions and reinvent themselves like Ms Gilbert did. This post suggests some ways on how we can live our dreams in our every day lives. Also includes the link to the interview done by Kim Brown of Good Morning America On-Line that quotes both me and fellow Dreamer Catherine Hughes.

3. 8 Hints for Being a Second Shooter

I put this “Second Shooter Checklist” together after my experience in working with another photographer for a summer wedding. Some of the hints include tips on how to prepare your equipment, what to pack in your emergency kit, and the best way to support the lead photographer in creating thoughtful images.

4. How the Thought of Dead Armadillos Help Define My Dream

This special title must have thrown this post into the year’s Top 8 list! The main message here is to see your options and make a choice. Even “bad” choices get you to move from where you are. “You don’t want to get stuck in the middle of the road with yellow lines and dead armadillos”. (A special thank you to Jim Hightower for inspiring me with that great quote).

5. Rock Star Lessons in Dreaming

One of my dream goals this year was to learn more technical aspects photography so I went to a day long seminar taught by rock star Top Photographer Joe McNally. This post offers a few flash/lighting tips and some pro photographer “life lessons” he shared with us during our 8 hours together.

6. Don’t Let Perfection Ruin Your Dreams

I think we all want our dreams to come out perfectly – just the way we imagined they would. But it hardly ever works out that way, does it? This post defines perfection a few ways, and ultimately asks the question, “How different would our dreams look if we stopped waiting for perfect and started embracing practical?”

7. How Ropes Can Make Dreams Come True

This post was based on an experience I had at a week long leadership retreat. We faced a challenging exercise meant to show how much we can get in our own way of accomplishing our dreams – and that we are ultimately in control of our thoughts – we just have to choose which ones to listen to.

8. The Little Things that Bite You While Dreaming

Over the summer I read a few great books about setting goals and reaching for dreams – and this post focused on Darren Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect – and specifically the first chapter on Choices – “Life is about making a whole bunch of little choices – and elephants don’t bite- mosquitoes do – and it’s always the little things in life that bite.” Pay attention to the little things, and the big things will automatically start to take shape.

It’s been an amazing year, fellow dreamers. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey.

Until next photo,


Remy’s dream is creating opportunities for photography showings and public displays of her work.


  • Heather Montgomery, CEO & serial entrepreneur

    Isn’t it scary how fast a year can go by? Thanks for the recap, and congrats on the accomplishments!

    – Heather

    • Toni Schram

      You are a true Warrior! The tenacity you use to pursue your dream truly inspires me!

      Thanks for all the support and common sense you have bestowed upon your
      fellow eightwomendreamers.

      Being a photographer, I love your subject matter. But you don’t have to be one, to
      get the insight you give for pursuing ANY kind of dream.

      I’ll have to send you some of my gazillion photos I shot of our Vegas trip!

      See you on Saturday-

      Love ya,


    • Remy, Photographer & CEO of Cornerstone Creative

      Thanks for your support this year you two! I’ve had a blast – xox rem

  • Cara

    I loved the recap of the 8 top blog posts! Your #7 blog on climbing the pole struck home with me and how easy fear and other negative feelings can inch their way into our lives. Thank you for continuing to inspire me!

    • Remy, Photographer & CEO of Cornerstone Creative

      Thanks for the feedback Cara! Glad you are along for the ride – Rem

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  • I love your posts and look forward to them every Friday. If you think about it, you’ve done over 52 posts – that’s the beginning of a book! Congratulations.

    It’s always interesting to see what readers enjoy.


  • Rod


    Well my friend, in the spirit of “8” let me just say these 8 words: “Thank you for bringing me to this site~!” You and your 7 counterparts have (here comes 8 more) touched, helped, counseled, enlightened, encouraged, inspired, educated and entertained us all.

    Again thank you,

    • Remy, Photographer & CEO of Cornerstone Creative

      well as a guest blogger, you are an official component of the successes we’ve all seen this year – So thank you! Remember, tho – there are no accidents. There is a reason for everything. May be tough to see the reason behind losing your sunglasses but that is a question for a different site.
      thanks for the note. xoxo Rem