Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (or Civil Rights Day depending on what State you come from). Aside from watching some amazing classic films starring African Americans such as Space Jam, Wild Wild West, or Madea's Family Reunion, what better way to celebrate and remember The Reverend King's dream than to recall, revise, and/or reassess what your dream is.
"Dream is not what you see in sleep. It is the thing which does not let you sleep."
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ~ Scientist, Engineer, and 11th President of India
Whenever I've had restless nights thinking about an idea or working on a project for a client or for myself, I've always remembered this quote and what it means to me. Call it insomnia, or call it what you will, it's such an amazing thing to have a dream that keeps you up at night. Whether it's to make simple tiny icons for a mobile app or rebranding a non-profit supporting organization, it's always a comfort to have "the dream" in mind that goes somewhere along the lines of becoming the best designer, illustrator, (visual) communicator and, most of all, person that I have the potential to become.