WELCOME ABOARD! TAKE A MOMENT TO READ MY VISION.
We all have dreams and visions. Most of us don’t pay too much attention to them or turn them into reality. Dreaming does not only happen when you are asleep. When we dream, we imagine a world where time is ours, not our boss’, where we can see the world and all it’s wonders when we want to, where youth stand up and become leaders in the community, establishing healthy foundations that will take them through their lives with an advantage.
These are only dreams if you never act upon them. Only if you never act upon them.
I imagine that most actors who have been in the business for 15, 20, 30 years have done so because they have never given up on their dream of being on the big screen. To them, their dream was to get on the screen and acting upon their desires, consistently, allowed them to achieve their goals as opposed to others who only dedicated a few years to “try” and “make it.” People like Dustin Hoffman, who were told “you can’t act” at a young age are still living their dream in their 70s because they never gave up. Think of people like that every time you watch Meet the Fockers and laugh up a storm or tune into HBO’s new hit, Luck. If you have a dream, live it. Otherwise, you’ll be buying into the American Dream which says you have done well if you have a house, car, and travel with your family every year. It’s more than that kind of dream. It’s taking your talents and maximizing your use of them doing the things you love. Not what makes you the money. That’s what careers will get you. They sell you a dream, you get the degrees and next thing you know, you are working a 9-5, most times more hours depending on how high you have climbed the ladder, and you aren’t happy. I see it every day with the high stress levels doctors I’ve worked with endure to lawyers I’ve worked with who you can’t pay to give you a smile.
I don’t want to get sold a career or dream based on how much it will pay me or what title it will give me. I want to wake up every day and do what fulfills me as a person on this earth for the short amount of time I am here. I want to change lives, leave a mark, and enjoy life as it should be enjoyed through exploring other cultures, traveling to the most random of places, and lending a hand to others.
So what is my vision? That I may take my dream and allow myself to see it clearly in order to create a vision that others will see clearly too. I want to travel the world with youth, allowing them to leave their communities and see what is out there. More than just their inner cities. Opportunities.
Empowering Youth Through Travel’s Founder Jessica Mann has the same vision. We came across each other online through this blog. She lives in Chicago and I in LA. Regardless of the distance, we will see to it that our dedication to seeing our vision fulfilled is a strong one and will find ways to unite what we see individually together for a larger impact.
If you have any desire to join me in this journey of living your dream, contact me! This type of program can use people with all kinds of skills: networking, marketing, grant writing, event planning, mentoring, you name it! I’m sure there’s something you can do.
Disclaimer: These projects require a lot of time, dedication, and patience. But then again, if you love what you do, it will never feel like work
I hope to connect with you.
P.S. Welcome to my site. I am Miss V, the one and only. I hope to connect with all who share my vision as well as share with you pieces of me through my writing. Whether it’s a poem I post, a picture, quote, or a recap of my week, I hope that it reaches you in a way that will allow you to see how close and alike we all are. Follow my blog if you like what you read. Share it with others. And thank you for stopping by.