First, I’d like to thank everyone who applied to be the new Dream Reporter. Reading the amazing stories and dreams of such an awesome group of people was humbling. The variety of backgrounds, ages, lifestyles, and purposes was staggering. I feel so thankful to have met each and every person. Today I am going to take my time and write each person a personal response and share some ideas and encouragement for their journeys. My goal is to reach out to everyone this morning before I leave for the weekend, but I realize I might not have the time to really respond thoroughly. So please be patient if you don’t hear from me until next week.
Given the incredibly high quality of all of the applicants, the decision for the next Dream Reporter was certainly not easy. And I hope to include the dreams shared in the submissions in a variety of ways in the future. My vision of MML is to become a community rather than just a place for me to share my story, and I hope to find the means and time to devote to this mission soon.
And now without further delay, I am happy to announce the next Dream Reporter will be Piper of One Sydney Road! After hearing Piper’s story and dream, I sensed her excitement and enthusiasm immediately. Her dream is to create an online homewares boutique to merge her passion for interior design with e-commerce. The great thing about Piper’s reporting is that she’s where so many MML readers are; she’s identified her dream, taken the first steps to get it started, and is teetering on the edge of the diving board. We will get a glimpse through her reporting of the immediate thoughts, fears, and triumphs faced right before diving off the board and the challenges, and successes that come upon entering the water.
Stay tuned to hear Piper’s story in her own words tomorrow. I think you’ll be as smitten with her as I am.