Friday, November 11, 2011

A Dream Come True!

"A goal is a dream with a deadline."
~ Napoleon Hill

Being of a practical nature, I've never been too much of a dreamer. To me, dreams aren't reality - they're simply dreams. I'm more goal-oriented, because I believe in deadlines and in reality. Most of my life revolves around goals and not dreams; however, that's not to say that I don't have any dreams.

One of my dreams has always been to be in a magazine.

This past summer, I joined a leadership group, and through that, I was encouraged to take on some challenges. One of those challenges was finally finishing the Future of Fitness application for Oxygen magazine. I'd started the application last year, but didn't take the time to finish it (it's long!). With a group of motivated women encouraging and gently pushing me, I completed the application and sent it off to Oxygen.

I received two emails from Oxygen, confirming facts and information about me, so I was cautiously optimistic that my application had been accepted.

Yesterday, I heard through a friend on Twitter that I am in the December issue!!

How cool is this?!?!
I immediately checked Barnes and Noble and a grocery store, but neither had the latest issue in stock yet. Turns out, only those with subscriptions have received it so far. The issue should hit news stands around November 20th.

I'm still on cloud nine and can't believe that one of my dreams has actually come true!

The column under my picture!
I realized that I needed to turn my dream into a goal and attach a deadline to it in order to make it come true. Now it's time to make some new goals and take action to achieve them!


  1. HOLY MOLY!!! CONGRATS!!!! That's major cool. Enjoy your goal setting, I know you'll reach every single one.

  2. OMG!!!!! If I thought you were cool before, it just got magnified by 100!!! KARI! YOUR DREAM JUST CAME TRUE! Has it hit you yet?! If this wasn't a sign to keep going toward your fitness dreams, I don't know WHAT is!!! Get it girl!!!

  3. Oh. Em. Gee! That's amazing! I'm the same as you when it comes to dreams vs. reality, so thank you for proving that even things that seem "unrealistic" are truly possible if you work for them :D Congrats!

  4. I love this!!! I am so proud of you. Let's make goals and go get them.

    You are an always! :D

  5. Wow! That's so awesome!!
    Now, I absolutely cannot wait to get my issue in the mail. Congratulations!!

  6. That's amazing girl!! You are so inspirational xx

  7. wow, i just got my oxygen this week and saw cool!

  8. HIGH FIVE! So happy for you!!

  9. OMG, good for you! Very inspiring!

  10. WOW!!! Congratulations!!! So it can be done!! Being in Oxygen is my dream of all dreams :)