Brittany Graham

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Dream Live Ball: The Journey

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If you're reading this, Welcome to Dream. Live. Ball: The Journey. Recently I had the idea to give back, rise in lifting others. After a personal debate with myself for a few months, I finally decided to order DLB wristbands...why not? But then just like that it came to me. The idea to send wristbands to random friends of mine on Facebook, a note explaining what DLB means to me and each with a personal note lifting them up. But why stop there? So, I sent each one of my friends an additional wristband to give to one of their friends and note with space for them to write words of encouragement to someone else. So simple but so powerful. As this journey begins for us all, WE invite you to work hard, go after your dreams, enjoy everything that life has to offer, and live EVERY moment to the fullest.

 I just wanted to personally encourage you to do what you love and live the life you dream of everyday! If you are looking for a reason or a sign to take that leap of faith, this is it. Whatever it is that is in your heart now is the time do it! Dream Live Ball, join the journey with me by wearing this bracelet, give one to a friend, and encourage them to do the same. My goal is to help others to have the courage to pursue their dreams, have a positive outlook on life, and create a community where we can all grow and share our amazing experiences through life together! #DLBJourney and let’s all live our dreams everyday and support each other to dream live ball from this day forward.

-Excerpt from the DLB notes I mailed 50 of my random Facebook friends

*I mailed bracelets to 50 random Facebook friends of mine in the following states:  Georgia, Florida, Texas, New York, Minnesota, California, Missouri, Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, South Carolina, Washington, Kansas, Michigan, Utah...Japan and Canada!!! 

Alex, Elizabeth, Me & Rosie
Alex, Elizabeth, Me & Rosie

I of course, I have to give a huge thank you to the only 4 people I managed to tell about this idea and project, which if you know me was very difficult not telling everyone else how excited I was :)  Alex, Elizabeth, Roise & My Aunt Pam. THANK YOU for continuing to believe in me, my dreams, my vision, and giving me the courage to put together something like this. Your love and support is appreciated so much <3.

So excited to share this and begin this journey with all of you,

-Brittany

BELIEVE in Your Dreams

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It sounds so simple but it really does make sense, and the older I get the more I believe in them...my dreams. And I hope that you believe in yours too. What's life without a dream, goal, or a wish? Wake up every morning with your dreams on your mind, and work for it every single it day. I personally don't know what I would do or where I would be without my dreams to lead me. Focus on your dreams, work hard, and let the rest take care of itself.

Explaining Dream.Live.Ball

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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!

Live in The Now

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Tribe Tyler is one of my favorite YouTubers. He posted this video a few days ago and I absolutely fell in love with this message.

 

Far too often I find myself solely focused on my future and what's ahead, I fail to stop and realize life now. In true DREAM.LIVE.BALL fashion, as soon as I watched this video I made a promise to myself to be more thankful for "the now." After all, it's all part of the journey and although I'm not anywhere close to where I want to be, these are the moments I will remember and cherish the most. So, don't ever forget to live now and dream, live, ball.