Thanks to Timehop, I was recently reminded that a little over 5 years ago is when I came up with DREAM.LIVE.BALL. Which for the record has nothing to do with Basketball in sense of the game I love. Over the last few years people who are close to me or have grown to known me always ask me what does DLB mean? So I thought I would take the time to share with you all not only what it means, but how I came up with the concept of it all. After I graduated from Georgia State the Spring of 2010, I wanted to officially start my blog(for about the 3rd or 4th time!!!) but had no idea what I wanted to name it. I didn’t want one of the boring cliché’ names like “Brittany’s Blog.” I wanted it mean something more. I was reading an article online about living in your 20’s and the infamous quarter life crisis, when the author asked if you had to pick 3 words to live your life by, what would three words would you choose? I thought long and hard about what those 3 words would be and before you know it Dream.Live.Ball was born...
Dream (n): Is something I do daily. It’s your vision, your mission, and something you should see every day. It’s your goals, and the life you imagine living one day. It’s what you work for and what drives you, because in the end “your dreams will carry you home.”
The first word I picked was Dream. Ever since I was kid I’ve always had a huge imagination which lead to the crazy dreams I dream of daily as an adult. Being a dreamer keeps me believing and fighting for something which always keeps me grounded and why I wake up every single day ready to work hard.
Live(v): To live means to experience. To create, explore, and wander. I don’t want to live a life and forget to live. I want to travel, go places, take pictures, and experience new things. Living in a Wanderlust.
The second word I picked was Live. I never want to take life or work/career to serious that I forget to have a life. I want to experience has much as possible and see as many wonderful places as I can and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Ball(adj): To ball means to do your thing. It’s what you love, and what you’re good at. Your passion and what you love.
The third and last word I picked was Ball. Not for the simple fact that I love Basketball and everything that it was done and brought into my life. But ball more in a sense of she’s ballin’. She’s successful, happy, and doing what she loves.
So there you have it. Dream.Live.Ball. and everything it means. For the past 5 years DLB has grown to be a part of my everyday life. About two years ago I got DLB tattooed on my left side under my sports bra line and I absolutely love it. This year for Christmas, my mom had a customized necklace with DLB along with my name engraved on it. It’s so special to me because even my Mom knows the significance of DLB to my life, I wear it every single day as yet another reminder to live a life worth living. DLB...nothing to do with basketball! But everything to do with pursing you dreams, enjoying all that life has to offer, and doing what you love!