Vincent Perales, a former student at this college, is an example of the benefits that can be reaped by imagining a dream can become reality.
In “Alumnus self-publishes his first novel” March 26, Perales recounts writing his first story as a third grader in detention. He said he dreamed of where his talent could take him, though he abandoned it for some time because he tried to do what others expected of him.
After rekindling his love for writing and devoting nine months to a project, Perales’ book, “The Blood Knows,” is available for purchase at www.amazon.com.
Does his story sound familiar?
It should. As bills stack up, as people struggle to complete an education or as families change, dreams tend to get shoved aside.
Third-grade fantasies of painting, writing and rock stardom finally fade away.
People wonder how they could have dared to believe in the first place. Dreams never actually disappear. It’s up to you to make it happen.
Whether you invite friends to a home-cooked meal to show-off your latest art project or star in a gallery opening in New York City with hundreds of guests, you can keep your childhood dreams alive.