At its simplest, an Audream is two words squished together to make one. An ‘Audrey’ plus a ‘dream’ equals an ‘Audream.’ Duh?
But an Audream is so much more than a compilation of words. It’s something to aspire to, it’s a hope for the future, it’s a dream of Audrey sized proportions. Audrey, as we all know, was and continues to be a symbol of beauty, elegance, and class. She has lived on as a style icon for generations. She is timeless. And, for those of you that haven’t picked up on this quite yet, I have a small (okay, not so small) obsession with Ms. Hepburn. In fact, a small (okay, again, not so small) corner of my room is entirely dedicated to her. This shrine, if you will, is littered with hats and gloves, countless little collectibles with Audrey’s flawless face and figure, and a rather impressive collection of Tiffany boxes. - Brief interjection… NEVER throw away a Tiffany box. The packaging is half the fun ;) –
I’ve been told a few times before that I physically resemble Audrey. You can be the judge of that.
And very recently, I became aware of the similarities in our names. Amy, Audrey. Arburn, Hepburn. Considering the fact that I’ve adored her for as long as I can remember, I found it strange that I’ve never noticed this before. Beyond our supposed similarities in appearance and our obvious similarities in name, I’ve felt a strong connection to her in other ways. She was a philanthropist. A dedicated humanitarian. A woman who understood that there was more to life than little black dresses and twinkling tiaras. This, in my mind, is what makes Audrey so exceptional. She was beautiful and stylish and glamorous. But she was also a generous human being who worked fiercely and passionately to make the world a better place, and I admire her for that more than I can say.
I don’t claim to be the next Audrey. That would just be silly, and untrue, and...well...stupid. She’s a once in a many, many lifetimes kind of woman. But I do aspire to live my life in a similar fashion. She was beautiful, bold, talented, fashionable, charitable, humble, thoughtful, eloquent, and unselfish.
This blog serves as the first step of a long journey. A journey to follow and live out my Audreams. So here I am, inviting you to be a part of it. Maybe along the way, you’ll find a few Audreams of your own.