I hope you’re roaring and ready to go for this brand new year!

dream tree - First Hand WomanThis New Year’s Eve, I created this thing that I call a “Dream Tree” in my den. It has silvery branches, small white xmas lights and “dreams” hanging from the branches. I invited people to write their hopes on a piece of paper and to hang them on the tree. I wrote: “FIRST HAND WOMAN goes to NYC”.  🙂

Anyhow, on New Year’s Eve, we had some music playing, the libations, er, libating, and wonderful guests dancing up a storm! As it can happen, a circle formed and people began to jump in the middle to rock their own solo moves.

Is it just me, or do you find these to be kinda awkward? Lol. I get all nervous and feel like I’m all arms and legs and do my best to be entertaining. Maybe it’s just my inner-introvert speaking. 🙂

Anyhow, at one point during the night, I was looking over these brand-spanking new hopes and wishes on the Dream Tree, and found one that made me smile. One person had written:

To be the one who dances in the middle of the circle.”

How amazing, right?

Taking the centre of attention is hard for many of us, myself included.

And as a self-proclaimed introvert, it is difficult for me to dance in the middle of the circle too.

Now it’s time for you to take action. I want you to write down what your dream would be to hang on the Dream Tree. And here are the most important parts:

  • Make it something that is outside of your comfort zone;
  • Make it specific.

Be it dancing in the middle of the circle, asking for that raise, singing in public, whatever. Dive into that uncomfortable feeling. Write it down.  🙂

Be sure to comment below and tell me what you would hang on the tree.

And as always,

Dream up,

Sarah Michelle Brown

Sarah Michelle Brown
FIRST HAND WOMAN Actor, Playwright + Producer