Archives for September 2012

The Biggest Dream Mistake of All: Not Dreaming Big Enough

The biggest mistake dreamers make when they first set their site on their big dream is not dreaming big enough. I know it’s hard to believe, but trust me, it’s true. Take for example my son, Brian. Several years ago he set his sights on being a Varsity football player. He worked out all the […]

How I Survived Hurricane Katrina to Rebuild My Dream

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina passed east of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a huge and powerful storm. The tidal surge destroyed the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The failure of the levee system destroyed the New Orleans of my childhood.  The New Orleans I knew and loved. I was living my dream as the owner of […]

Travel Dreams: Okavango Delta Botswana of the Kalahari

This week’s travels dream features the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa. The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Swamp), in Botswana, is a large inland delta, formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari.  The area was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake […]

Dream Progress Is Like Riding A Bike

You know that old saying that “it’s just like riding a bike”? That once we learn something, we know it. It may be days, months or years before we take advantage of that learning, but most of the time when we need it, that knowledge will come back to us. While pursuing my very own […]

Cape Town South Africa: A Dreamers View

As I continue my dream journey here on 8 Women Dream I think it’s important to share parts of my life in Cape Town South Africa. This week, my husband decided to take his annual leave from work and I decided to take time off and join him. As part of Heritage Month celebrations in South […]

Setting Dream Goals and Celebrating Accomplishments: It Makes a Difference

  This month marks my 3rd year of writing for 8 Women Dream – and although I don’t like to give advice, I do have some thoughts about what it’s like to go after your dreams, especially when it comes to celebrating accomplishments. What I know to be true about this process is that dreaming […]

Dreaming Big for the Last Quarter of 2012

The leaves are just starting to turn, burning with that autumn fire of red and orange and gold, which means that it’s fall and time to assess my goals for the last quarter of 2012. Three months is enough time to make some major leaps, and start dreaming big for 2013. And, I want to […]