Writer’s Name: Ornitha Danielle
Title: My Dream Will Become My Reality
Here’s a question that I’m sure has crossed the minds of many people: What’s the difference between vision and eyesight? The dictionary defines the word vision as a noun; the faculty or state of being able to see, or the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom; a mental image of what the future will or could be like. Now that is what the dictionary says. The dictionary also defines the word eyesight as a noun; a person’s ability to see. In reality they both basically mean about the same thing, however it’s up to the individual how it’s received or interpreted.
My dream is something that must be obtained through blood, sweat and tears. The dictionary states the word dream is a noun and is defined as a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. Being a dreamer, not always am I asleep; I have visions of things such as ideas of how I would love for things to be or the way that they should occur. My dream of becoming a great writer, poet, designer, and movie/play director, are not far from my reach. I have to believe and push forward to make all my dreams become a reality. Dreams can sometimes be scary by not knowing what the future holds. Sometimes when we try, we will fail. But if we fail to dream, we lose out on the many possibilities of where we could go. As a firm believer of God, knowing that if we share what our desires and dreams are with Him, He will allow us to achieve them if it is will.
Thinking back over my life as teenager, I had this big dream of becoming this great artist. I wanted to sing and dance and tour the world. There was this show that was coming to town called “Putting on the Hits.” I did everything I needed to do to audition. I recorded myself singing on a cassette tape – (so funny modern technology has changed drastically). Well I got my letter in the mail and it stated that they loved my tape and wanted me to come for another audition in front of the judges in my hometown. Was I so excited! I was on cloud nine. Well the day of my audition I wasn’t able to go. I was crushed, but I am thankful now that I didn’t go that route. If I had done so, I would’ve really missed out on a few other things that I really hold dear to me - writing being one of them.
Let me bring you up to speed. I was about maybe 14 or 15 years old. My mother and I was putting together a 1000 piece puzzle and watching a movie. I remember telling my mom that one day my name was going to go up in lights and be at the end of the movie credits as hair and makeup done by me. Oh the things that we say as children, not knowing how powerful our tongues are. I would always say I wanted to become a hairstylist to the stars. I started doing my friends and family’s hair way before I was ever professionally trained. Not really looking at the bigger picture, I was able to not only do the hair and makeup for a movie, but I was able to do it for a few plays and fashion shows. And to top that off I was the costume technician for the plays and even a couple awards shows. I was working behind the scenes and planning events, and had not even realized that the best is still yet to come. All this time I was getting prepared on what to do, how to do it, and the right things to do.
That was a dream I had as a child. During those times, I never thought I would become a novelist, an editor in chief of my own magazine, and a freelancer for many publications, including a national newspaper. I was destined to do everything that I have done thus far. To every soul that reads this article, whatever your dreams and desires are, hold onto them for dear life; you never know when the opportunity will come when you’ll be able live out your dreams.
Sometimes we dream about becoming the next big thing, but in God’s eyes it can be a different picture playing on the big screen. Always listen to those who have traveled that road you’re traveling; they do have some advice that can help you. And although not all advice is good or bad, use what you can and make due. Honestly, at the end of this life, I want to be able to say I lived out my dreams loud and clear. If we lose eyesight and the vision to our dreams it can become a nightmare, and I’m very certain we don’t want that to happen. Keep pushing and keep your dreams alive.
Always dream big and reach beyond what others have deemed for you and your life. A dream is a part of what we are and who we are to become. I’m yet striving to live out my dreams in color. People may come to kill your dream or crush your vision, but you stand on your belief and become unbreakable, as Alicia Keys sang in her song. We have to live our dreams like the people on TV. We have to stay tuned because there’s more to see through the technical difficulties.
There was a man by the name of Dr. Martin Luther King who made a speech entitled, “I HAVE A DREAM.” He spoke a very powerful message that he delivered August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Although he didn’t see it come to pass, it’s still happening to this very day. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would live to see an African American man lead this nation, nor did I ever dream that the first family of our country would be Black just like me! Now did Obama ever dream that he would become President of the United States of America? Did his wife Michelle ever dream she would be the first African American woman to live in the White House or be married to the President? DREAM BIG! We can do it! If they did so can we!