Dream 1: Pink Hair, Cats & Phone Cases


DSC_0113Meet Lola.

She captured my attention with her bright pink hair as she opened the doors to a candy store filled with gummy bears, lollipops, and crystallized candy sticks.

I asked Lola one question. “If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would you do with your life?”

This was her response.

Lola would live comfortably, not have to worry about things she can’t afford, and wouldn’t skimp on anything. She’d get everything she’s always wanted, and would treat family and friends to anything they wanted. She’d have a bigger house and most definitely, A LOT of cats.

If she didn’t have to worry about money, Lola would prefer to NOT have a job. But if she did work, she’d probably “sell little art things,” like “make stupid necklaces and phone cases.”

I asked Lola to tell me more about the necklaces and phone cases she’s made.

She’s made one necklace.

And she hasn’t made any phone cases yet, but “dream[s] of it.”


So what can we learn from Lola?

Why sit on your dreams? Take a little action. Even if it’s just one step.

Lola’s dreamed of making phone cases and necklaces. I encouraged her to be bold, take action and explore that dream.

What have you’ve been dreaming about? Do it. Today.

So tell me…is there something from Lola’s story that you can take and apply to your own life? 





*This post is a part of a month-long 31 Days series titled Dreams from the Street. If you’d like to read more from my series, click here and you’ll be brought to the series landing page where all 31 posts are listed and linked! You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/AmyBPederson where I’ll tweet links to all 31 posts using hashtag #write31days, and I’d LOVE to connect on Facebook at facebook.com/AmyBPederson! I’m so glad you stopped by. Make yourself comfortable and take a peek around the place. You’re welcome back anytime.

  1. Tracy says:

    This is fantastic! Lola has been my best friend for 18 years and you capture her awesomeness and her dreams beautifully

    • Amy says:

      Awesome, Tracy!! So glad you found this post and that it captures who Lola is. What a wonderful human being you’re able to call best friend.

  2. Amy, I love your heart–how you listen and you teach us, here, to listen, too. Yes, let’s encourage each other on with our dreams. Those whispers can so easily be ignored . . . What a beautiful series this is going to be!

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