Dreams are what influences a child to have imaginary friends. Dreams are what makes a teenager want the perfect family life with the white picket fence. Dreams are what makes young people think about becoming President. Dreams are what makes us always want better for ourselves and our families and strive for excellence. Dreams are what I have each and every single day of my life. Dreams are actually what keeps us growing and becoming what we expect of ourselves and what others dream and aspire for us. Dreams give us something to hope for. Dreams are what influenced me to compete in fitness. Dreams are what inspired my first book. That's what dreams are made of. I just had one of the most incredible experiences of my entire lifetime. Competing with some of the most gorgeous, talented, and athletic women in the world at Ms. Fitness USA in Reno, Nevada was an experience that I will never forget. I dreamed about being on the stage when I had a defining moment one day and decided to make it a reality; isn't that the way it is supposed to happen? Isn't that how dreams work? If you dream it, believe it, and then make it happen -- that's what dreams are made of. It all started with a defining moment (an idea) and then a strong belief in oneself and the rest is history. How about you? Are you living your dreams? Think about it for a moment. Ever thought about an idea you once had and said "I could do something like that." Well, I ask why not? Try it! I am living my dreams, and it is a feeling I cannot hardly describe. I am having that same feeling about my second book -- the next dream . . . Won't you join me?