DREAMER

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together a reality”
–John Lennon.

Welcome to Rey, the brainchild of one individual, a dream that has now become a reality.
A dream that now translates into a team of creative and inspired individuals, who are ready to contribute to that one person’s idea. Isn’t that crazy? How a dream can become an idea? How a dream multiplies to dreams.

To kick start this column let’s talk about dreams!
How appropriate for new beginnings don’t you think?
We’ve all had dreams, small attainable ones and others so big and obscure it’s hard to
imagine them coming to life (president, pet detective etc.).
It’s not easy to take these abstract thoughts I have about life and dreams and write them down. These conversations take time, hardship and trials and believing in your dreams needs that voice inside you to be awake and inspire you. Just take a moment and go back, go back to that first moment when you said to yourself I want to be that, I want do that, why can’t I be there?

Now look around you. Where are you? Did any of your dreams come true?
Throughout my life I’ve had dreams, just like any of you reading this, some are further down the
pipeline and I know deep down that they require time but other dreams are within my grasp.

While I’m hitting road blocks every time I make a step, I catch myself in that one moment of
insanity going maybe I should change careers, open an organic shop and sell produce, build a hut
at a beach and live there... But is it really my dream so hard to achieve, or is it the fear that life
will be good to me after it becomes real?
Are these road blocks stopping my dream or is my dream ultimately not what I’ve imagined?
And what happens after? Is this going to make me happy?
Insanity I’m telling you, but the truth is that dreams are what keep us wanting more, working
harder and becoming better. Essentially they are the cliché “threads in the fabric of what we call
life”. So what I’m trying to say is dream bigger, because why the hell not?
At the end of the day ask yourself “what’s the worst that can happen?”
If the worst happens, can you bounce back?
Of course you can, except if your dream is to kill someone, which is a “No No”
and then you end up in jail!
You definitely deserve that so no complaints from me.
Let’s just spend a minute in silence mourning for the dreams that got away.
Can we get themback? Only if we want to!
“Dream On” by Aerosmith describes in plain language this concept “Dream on, Dream on, dream
until your dreams come true”.
We all have dreams throughout life, but how many of us are putting
ourselves out there and are ready to face anything for these dreams?
How many of us are ready to risk it?
Ultimately I’ve come to believe that we all sugarcoat our dreams from when we are
little, that’s why so many people give up and only a few succeed at the end.

If there’s one thing you should take away from all these ramblings about dreams is to go get your
dreams and if your dream is not what you expected ask yourself, is it because it’s hard work?
Because you should know by now that nothing comes easy and nothing comes free.

Welcome to Rey, by a dreamer for dreamers.

Andria Kyriacou

 picture by George Cassapides

picture by George Cassapides