I’m Jessica, a wearer of many hats who is lucky enough to call Long Island, NY home. I am a devoted wife, avid animal lover, and all around goofball. I love the beach, music, cooking, and anything pink, and I am obsessed with traveling as much as I possibly can! Welcome to my online time capsule, I am so glad you are here :)  read more...

just a dream…or was it?

just a dream…or was it?
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the name and concept of this blog came from a dream…a few short days after my hubby and i returned from our amazing honeymoon, i wasnt feeling well at all. in the middle of cleaning the house after eight days away i started to feel dizzy and a tad nauseous, and when greg noticed he told me to go lay down for a while. i was hesitant because i did not want to leave him to clean all alone but eventually i went into our bedroom and dozed off…

in the very short time i napped {about 20 minutes} i had the most unbelievable dream about the most unbelievable man…my grandfather! i was very young when he passed in a car accident, about two years old, and do not remember much except that he had the most infectious smile that is forever etched in my memory.


in my dream, my grandfather randomly approached me in the street as a stranger would, leaned over and whispered in my ear “dreaming of leaving” and started to walk away…i knew who he was in my dream, and immediately ran after him to ask what he meant and this is what he said: “you like to write and you are a whiz on the computer so do something with it and while you are at it, name it dreaming of leaving” and disappeared into the crowd…

i have never in my life had such a vivid dream – as soon as i woke up i jumped on the computer and checked to see if dreamingofleaving.com was available, sure as shit IT WAS and you bet your ass i bought the URL right then and there.

i dont know where this journey will take me {if anywhere} but i know when my grandfather told you to do something in real life you did it with no questions asked…why would a dream be any different?! so here i am, three months later and a blog under my belt – something i never thought i could do, but obviously my grandfather knew better 🙂

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21 Responses to just a dream…or was it?

  1. Lydia says:

    Beautiful story…sounds like hes always watching over you and sorry to say, he made you feel sick so you can nap and he can visit you!

  2. Hi! Love that quote! I’m dreaming instead of cleaning out the microwave! Stopping by from bloppies!

    • JDiGi says:

      thanks for stopping by!! throw a bowl of water in the microwave for 30 seconds and when its done remove the bowl and clean fast…hope that helps you get back to dreaming! xo, jess

  3. This is such a beautiful post. I am tearing up just thinking about you dreaming of your grandfather. My grandpa died of a stroke when I was 9, and I miss him terribly every single day. I am so happy that you followed your dream and decided to start blogging about your life. I cannot wait to follow you on your journey.

  4. What a beautiful post! I’m here from Come Along Wednesdays.

  5. Jessica says:

    Jess this is a wonderful story! Your page is beautiful and inspiring!! Love it!

  6. Mommy says:

    My darling sweet babygirl…you made me cry reading this post about your grandpa aka my daddy, you were 1 month shy of turning 3 yrs old when your grandpa went away…he would be so proud of the young woman you have become…follow your dreams my BEAUTY, this was a beautiful tribute to your grandpa and to me as well…I LOVE YOU SO MUCH and so did YOUR GRANDPA….LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER <3 MOMMY

  7. Your blog is very beautiful and so is that dream. I wish I could have dreams like that I been blogging since Aug and I love it. I like your header.

  8. Jill F. says:

    I so believe that those who meant something to us, even if we aren’t aware of it, will show us the right path. So glad you listened!
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  9. Farin says:

    Huh. I had such a problem choosing the url and the name for mine, it’s interesting what prompts others to choose what they have.

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  10. This is awesome – you are truly blessed!
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  11. Sessa Daily says:

    Wow, really freaky!! Obviously it’s working out for you so far 🙂
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  12. I love this story so much! You grandpa looked like a very sweet man with a very sweet smile. You’re doing great things with your blog.
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  13. What a cool story! I love it!
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