piper’s dream report: week twenty six (last update)

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I can’t believe this will be my last Dream Reporter post!!  It’s hard to believe that only 6 months ago I started this journey.  (well, 6 months plus years of dreaming, researching and getting up the nerve to actually do this!)  I’m going to miss our weekly chats!  You all have been the most amazing and supportive cheerleaders.  I don’t know how to thank you enough for following me through this adventure!  Although it did get me thinking that I wanted to offer you, at the very least, a small token of my appreciation. But you’ll have to wait until the end of the post for more info!

I thought I would share with you some things I wrote down years ago.  I’ve always kept a journal and for my last post here I thought it would be interesting to look back and see how long I’ve been thinking about this.  Well, look what I found…back in 2000 I had some of the same ideas!  Not well formed but they were there in some shape.  At that point, I had a vision for a brick & mortar boutique that would sell cd’s and home accessories and even aromatherapy products  – fun to see how some things change yet some stay the same!!  Even the descriptive words – some stuck and some – not so much!


Honestly you guys – if I can do this, anyone can!  I spent years being afraid of the unknown, afraid to follow my passion and spent way too much time playing the “what if” game.  (not to mention, too much time toiling away at my misery-inducing corporate jobs).  It took just going day-by-day, moment-by-moment to get past those fears and reaching out to others for help when I needed it.  And as Jess likes to say – it really is a marathon not a sprint.

My journey is actually just beginning…I have lots to do to build one sydney road into something that allows me to live my dream for the long term (i.e. bring home a paycheck!)  But I’m learning (still a work in progress!)  to enjoy the here & now -  everyday that I get to live my dream, well, I have to admit, that’s a pretty darn beautiful day.  Not to say there haven’t been ups & downs already and many more to come – but I know I’m going to work my butt off to keep this dream alive!  It honestly took just dreaming at first and then working a bit here or there to get to this point.  I know it’s hard when you’re working or have children or any number of things – but trust me your dreams are too important to put off.  Just take even 5 minutes each day to do something, anything towards your own dream.


I’m really looking forward to the next Dream Reporter and seeing them go along their journey.  I’m amazed at how much it helped me – it was the weekly “weigh in” that I needed.  (too bad I didn’t lose any actual weight!!)  I felt accountable to you, to Jess and myself.  So I just know that the next Reporter is going to be amazing especially since you’ll all be cheering them on!!

As a special thanks for following me all these months, listening to me and offering advice and support through the high notes and the low, low notes, I wanted to do something for you guys.  I believe in giving back (building up those karma points!) and so I thought I’d offer you all a special discount to the store.  Just use the code “GETOSR15” to get 15% off your order.  It’s a small token of my huge THANKS to all of you.  Sending you all a big virtual hug. : ) You know where to find me!!

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  1. Jadyn

    Piper, I’ll miss your weekly updates! I am following your blog, though, and will be stopping by the store as well to see what you’re up to. Thanks for sharing so much of your journey and for parting with these encouraging words! All the best to you lady!!

  2. Gina

    Congrats Piper! I have loved following your journey!

  3. Heather

    Good luck with your continued journey to and in your dream! You have come a long way and you should be very proud of yourself for sharing your journey and courage..

  4. Rosie

    Piper, I haven’t always commented but your journey has been an inspiration!! Thank you for sharing it with us all.

  5. Jonna

    Congratulations again Piper! Thanks for the discount offer. 🙂 I will be checking in regularly to see your store grow and grow!

  6. Michelle

    Hi, love your earrings and have been thinking about them for a week since I first saw them! So, I know i Need them :). I wasn’t able to make the discount code work. I entered “GETOSR15”– is it still available?
    thanks!

  7. Piper

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and for following my journey!! 🙂

    Michelle – yep, the code is still available. I double checked and it’s still set up – email me at info@onesydneyroad.com if it still doesn’t work. Thanks!

  8. Jenny

    I’ll miss your weekly reports, you are such an inspiring and dynamic person that we all can relate to in some way. I send you many, many virtual hugs!!!

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