I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things.
First and foremost, thank you so much for checking out my page! I am beyond excited to share my experiences and very thankful for everyone who has been following my journey thus far. This blog is about my life, my travels, lessons learned, laughs shared, and adventures of making my way in the Big City. My hope is that this blog encourages you and inspires others to dream as big as me.
And so let's begin... xoxo
If you have talked to me for at least ten minutes, you already know two things about me: I love Chick-fil-A and I love Wicked. Sweet tea and chicken sandwiches were an obvious given since birth for this Southern girl, but my fascination for the musical started in the eighth grade. By intermission, I was convinced I had to fly by bubble. After seeing it again in college, I realized Wicked was still my dream show (I’m semi-embarrassed to say this, but my senior showcase song was Popular).
Once I moved to the City, I started auditioning for anything and everything. As I sat in the holding room at one appointment, I looked to my right and recognized the name on the girl’s binder next to me. Of course, my naive self started gushing on her career (and, yes, she was in Wicked at the time). Thankfully, she was more than kind. Before I left the room, she said in passing: My dreams came true very quickly, so I had to make new ones.
This stuck with me.
Fast forward a year later, I finally received the best phone call ever and hopped on a plane within six days for the national tour of Wicked. While I rehearsed for the show, I had to wear the shoes of someone who had previously performed in my track. As I looked down at the name written on the shoe label, I realized I would be wearing the same shoes as the girl I had met in that waiting area a year before. Kinda like walking in her footsteps. (Quietly cue the onset of tears).
I remembered what she said, and it got me thinking: I worked my entire life for this one moment. Now what? Does this mean I have to make new dreams now too?
Dreams come and go. Dreams can change us, and sometimes, dreams will change. But sometimes dreams come true. The smallest desire God put in my heart so many years ago came to fruition, and I know the same is happening for others just like me. Looking back on this past year, I realize how much my life has changed. And by reflecting on the past, I now have the chance to look forward at the future. The possibilities are endless, and I cannot wait to see what next is in store.
So friends, let’s choose to dare greatly and dream even bigger. Because, after all, dreams really do come true.