2 Years Later...What a Ride It’s Been
This has been a long time coming as I used to frequently speak my thoughts here but as of late I have not had the time to do so. With the birth of my second child, working a new daytime job, and balancing all of the responsibilities of DREAM with all my other life needs...it’s been hard to find time to sit down and do this. However, today is special as it is DREAM’s 2 Year Anniversary.
2 years ago on Dec 1, 2017 I launched the DREAM website. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I had a cool logo and a really cool few designs to start with but I had no idea where it was going to go. My goal for the first year was to raise $5,000 in sales and I ended up donating $18,000 instead. Now I sit here proudly praising the fact that I’ve donated over $52,000 to multiple non profits organizations not only dealing with Mental Health Awareness but multiple other NPO’s that help raise awareness for other causes as well.
Originally, I thought DREAM would just be something I do on the side as a hobby. As of today, I wholeheartedly believe that I will be doing this full time in 2020 at some point.
It hasn’t really been announced yet but DREAM did partner up with Evolved Talent Agency who represents SypherPK, Benjyfishy, Clayster, Kitty Plays, and multiple other big names in gaming. This will be opening up a whole new world for DREAM in 2020 that will likely have me working on a lot of new projects in 2020.
Something else that is going to keep my time is this big announcement I have been teasing for the last few weeks on Twitter. Let’s just say there will be a new non profit organization and one that I can actually work closely with in order to make a HUGE impact in the likelihood of achieving all of DREAM’s goals.
I’ve worked tirelessly. I’ve had sleepless nights. I don’t really have much of a social life but I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world. DREAM really did change my life and I have to thank each and every single person who has ever supported this movement.
If you told me 2 years ago that DREAM would be where it is right now I wouldn’t believe you. I’ve tried and failed at so many things in life that most of my friends and family thought this was likely another of those things I try and quit at a few months later. Not this time.
2020 is going to be the biggest year for DREAM. There will be collaborations, events, pop up shops, and hopefully ways to interact with me and the brand at gaming and street wear conventions.
Thank you to all the Dreamers who have helped make this dream a reality. We are just getting started.
Never give up on your dreams.