When I was a little girl, I dreamed of owning a fabric store or of being a teacher. I found fabric to be beautiful to the eyes and the hand and I could transform it into anything I wanted to. It fed my creative soul. My teaching interests came also from my creative soul. I loved to make up tests and teach my pretend class.
As I got older, my dreams were very much influenced by friends, teachers, parents and siblings. I graduated high school and I wanted a career that would make me money! I was so eager to be successful and wealthy. My major in college was business. My grades were ok, but it certainly was not a natural fit.
After college graduation, I wandered from job to job to job to job looking for that right fit. I didn’t really know what I was searching for, but I just knew I would find it. After 5 failed attempts, I found a retail job that I LOVED and that fed my creative soul! Within the 22 years that I worked that job, I worked my way up to running my own store. I found a lot of satisfaction in that job, really loved the people I worked with and loved going to work every day. But all good things do come to an end. The job became very corporate, and when that happened my creative soul began to starve.
In 2010, I started a small fashion line for women, Shift, Clothier, Inc. My creative soul was getting fed! I really wanted to take it full time, but really did not have the courage or confidence to do it. In 2015, I was told that my store was closing. I was so excited that I had been kicked out of my comfort zone and had been sent to free fall into freedom. I am kind of back to my original dream! I work with fabric every day and am committed to teach girls about finding their dream! I am the happiest that I have ever been!
Dream in Me came from my life experience, my floundering from job to job to job to job, my long search to feed my creative soul. My goal for Dream in Me is to help girls find their dream and make a record of that dream, so they never lose it. Learning to show the world who you are at an early age, brings confidence and certainty to a girl. She will be true to herself. My path was long to gain the confidence and certainty and to re-find my dream, but I am here! I am happy! My goal is for every girl to have the opportunity to have a dream, express a dream, live a dream and be happy!