Her latest blog post speaks to the fact that one of her dreams had been to be interviewed by the media;
When I started writing, I used to fantasize about being interviewed in the media. It seemed like an incredibly glamorous thing to do. Sometimes I would actually interview myself at home, just chat to myself in my kitchen, ask myself questions whilst I was chopping up veggies or washing the dishes. I always asked myself really interesting questions.That started me thinking about a number of things in my own life.
Now that I've released two books, I have done quite a few interviews, and let me tell you - it is pretty glamorous.
While it had never been an active desire of mine, I found myself the subject of many interviews during a period of time in March of 1977. You can read all about that here.
Kerri's post was entitled When a Dream Really Does Come True and was about dreams of hers that have come true, along with some that haven't. I posted the following reply to her post, and with her permission relate what was in it here.
I could tell you about how my dream of having my writing actually be read reached its peak in the mid to late 1980's when I was being published here in the US and in the UK - and being read almost all over the world - you would be able to identify with that dream ... but ...
... the dream that even topped that had it's roots as far back as 1964! That harkens to a time when I first played in a pit orchestra in junior high school. I was the strange one who would go to a Broadway musical and watch the conductor in the pit as much as any actor onstage. (I still do!)
I started playing in the pit of a Community Theater group in the Upstate NY town in which I attended college. Still, I imagined myself as the musical director/conductor. I would conduct while listening to show music in my car! (Yes, I got many strange looks!)
I got married and moved to my current home, where one day my wife and I attended a Community Theater production after which I commented that the piano/violin they called their orchestra was a poor substitute for a proper band, and found myself speaking with one of the group's officers after the show. I may have slightly ... errr ... exaggerated my experience as a musical director. (shhh - it's our secret, okay?)
Months later I got a call from the founder of the group asking if I would be interested in the position. I agreed, and for the next decade and more, realized my dream of conducting in a show pit. And to make it better, both of my children - excellent musicians in their own right - played with me for many of those years. (I did feel like a total fraud for a while - especially when we received the music for that first show and my daughter had a look and exclaimed, "I think you bit off more than we can chew!" We pulled it off famously though, I'll have you know!)
Since then I have musical directed/conducted many shows for many organizations (and played in a few as well), including my most recent gig at St. John's University!
As Kerri asked at the end of her blog post - So what about you? Have any dreams come true for you?