Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

About

Hello!  My name is Audrey  Myers.  I’m a 27 year old native of Bellingham, Washington and a newly wed.  I’m a storyteller – sharing the tales of others, relating my own experiences. I have a passion for living life to the fullest possible: making dreams come true and seeing aspirations become reality.  I love to travel around the world and the Middle East has a special place in my heart.  Living in the beautiful and great Northwest, I’ve fallen in love with nature so I hike, I rock climb, I trail run, I camp. I’m a gluten-intolerant and lactose-intolerant foodie at heart, who’s passionate about eating local and organic. I lived on a remote island in the Bering Sea of Alaska for 4 years. I’ve served in refugee camps around the world. I’m on the leadership team of Hope 4 Justice, a local non-profit that focuses on building awareness, partnering with others, and calling people to action against human trafficking in Bellingham area.  I am passionate about helping people live out their dreams to the fullest, to see them succeed in ways only they can imagine, and raise up strong leaders who will change the world.

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. ”  Ephesians 4:29

Thanks for reading and I’d love to hear about your escapades too!

You can follow me on Facebook.

Advertisements

97 comments on “About

  1. Robyn Burke
    September 2, 2011

    welcome to the blog world Audrey! I look forward to your escapades. They are always fun to read on Facebook and here, you can certainly do deeper. Living life to the fullest is what God intends for each of us. And his dream for us is the ultimate– more than we could ever imagine! Blessings on your adventure!

  2. curlycarly127
    December 6, 2011

    You have a great blog, too! I noticed that you said your mom visits from Alaska. You aren’t from there are you? I lived there until I was 11. It’s such a great place (mostly during the summers!).

    • audreygjohnson
      December 7, 2011

      Thank you Carly! Yes, my parents and youngest brother currently live in AK. I lived there from ages 15-19, in Dutch Harbor. It really is a place like none other, I love visiting. Where did you live?

  3. curlycarly127
    December 7, 2011

    Oh wow, I just looked up Dutch Harbor on a map, it’s way out there! I lived in Anchorage. I don’t think I ever went out to your neck of the woods. I’m not sure I knew anybody from that area either actually. Alaska is so huge, it’s like each area is its own state. I went back for a visit a couple years ago and loved it. I’m not sure I could live there again, but I would definitely love to visit more often.

    • audreygjohnson
      December 8, 2011

      It is definitely out there. I’m with you, love to visit, but don’t want to live out there. Anchorage is great; beautiful summers, chilly winters. You’re so right, its a huge state and with so much variety! Planning any return visits soon?

      • curlycarly127
        December 8, 2011

        No trips planned at the moment, but my family has talked about trying to make it up there for a visit. My brother and his wife are thinking of moving there so that would definitely give us a reason to go up.

      • Angie Z.
        February 1, 2012

        I lived in Ketchikan, AK in college — is that pretty far from where you once lived?

      • audreygjohnson
        February 2, 2012

        That’s awesome! My dad worked in Ketchikan seasonally. Have always wanted to visit, it looks stunning! I lived in Dutch Harbor for 4 years – its about a third of the way down the Aleutian Chain, towards Russia.

  4. ethelthedean
    December 20, 2011

    I’m definitely picking up what you’re putting down, and am very much looking forward to reading more of your adventures!

  5. ivanlabayne
    January 21, 2012

    I like that, the T. E. Lawrence quote, dreaming in the day and actualizing them. nights are too romantic and fanciful for dreams, let’s do them, and make them when everyone’s awake and not escaping from the stress under the evening skies.

    • audreygjohnson
      January 21, 2012

      I just saw your post “Till Next Weekend” and like your allusion to nights being typically a time for excapism – almost hedonistic and generally not productive. I’m a night person as well so this idea of dreaming by day and making those dream reality has been a challenge and a joy. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

      • ivanlabayne
        January 21, 2012

        Yeah, thanks for the comment too. And i do not exactly know what is the time in you place right now, because here in the Philippines, it’s 4 in the morning, and so I’m betraying my words here. But i’ll surely make up for the weekdays. And i like that, “hedonism” matched with the night. Perhaps that is one reason why I used to be very nocturnal, the poetry, the subtle pleasures during the night. 🙂

  6. Chicken Nuggets and Elmo
    February 29, 2012

    I was just reading some of your other “about” responses… I went to Alaska on a cruise a few years ago. Love love loved it! It’s beautiful. I’d love to go back and visit. I found you via Delish World… I always see you commenting on her posts so I thought I’d check you out! I look forward to reading your blog.

    • Audrey
      February 29, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by! Did you cruise the Inside Passage? I regret that I’ve never been there, its on the list. It looks truly stunning from photos! There’s so much to see, it definitely calls for return trips. 🙂 I’ll have to visit your blog!

      • Chicken Nuggets and Elmo
        February 29, 2012

        You’re welcome… yep, Inside Passage. Amazing and so beautiful! Definitely do it when you can. We went in May. It was chilly but not freezing… though whale watching was cold…

  7. TheIdiotSpeaketh
    April 24, 2012

    Hi Audrey! I am a PacNw native as well (Oregon), now trapped in Hellish Texas, and am doing the reverse version of your life….. I used to be a Marathon Runner and Athlete and have now buckled down and worked hard to become a bookish couch potato…..though I really don’t read much, and I really am not that big a fan of potatoes….so let’s just say I am a “Non-Bookish Recliner Wino”…. (Red Wine is my fuel) 🙂 You have a great day and try to stay dry up there! 🙂

    • Audrey
      April 24, 2012

      Where did you live in Oregon? I’ve spent some time in the Salem area. 🙂 Texas is quite the change! Sounds like you’ve managed to keep a hilarious outlook on life even if you’re not doing the marathons anymore these days. Have so enjoyed your blog! And the wine part sounds very, very good… Have a wonderful day as well and I hope you get that roof leak fixed soon. 🙂

    • betunada
      September 1, 2012

      eye’ve gawtta come bye an vizzit your blog — daIDDDEEEotspeeks!. yerphunnee …
      (i’ll try to profoundify later)

  8. tedstrutz
    April 27, 2012

    Damn… is that you bungee jumping or falling, Audrey? I’m impressed! B-ham… we are neighbors! My favorite thing there, besides Trader Joe’s, is Mambo Italiano!

    • Audrey
      April 27, 2012

      Yes, that’s me bungee jumping in Whistler! 🙂 You’re in Bellingham too? Oh yes, Trader Joe’s and Mambo are excellent. So many good places to eat in the area, we’re spoiled!

      • tedstrutz
        April 27, 2012

        No, I’m in Friday Harbor… only a few good to eat places here! And TJ’s is like going to Grocery Shopping Heaven!

        That is a great Pic!

      • Audrey
        April 27, 2012

        We are neighbors! Oh, I don’t doubt it, especially if you’re eating organic! Friday Harbor is so beautiful, love heading out there for day trips on the ferry.

  9. storiesbywilliams
    May 8, 2012

    Hey there! Good news, you’ve just been nominated for a VBA! If this is the first time, you can go here to see the rules: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/. But here’s my cliff notes version if you don’t feel like it:
    1. Thank the person that nominated you (i.e. meeeee!)
    2. Mention seven things about yourself.
    3. Nominate seven people you think are deserving.
    4. Contact said people to let them know (like I’m doing now ;))
    And when you’re ready to announce this on your home page, just copy the icon from the VBA home page and include it in the post. It’s a meme, gotta keep it going I guess 😛

  10. Lorna's Voice
    June 8, 2012

    Just wanted to say congrats on being a finalist for your submission on Envy in the Seven Deadly Sins Contest. Great work!

    • Audrey
      June 8, 2012

      Well hello fellow finalist! Thanks and good luck to you! Your piece gave me chills, excellent writing! I’ll have to stop by and visit. 🙂

      • Lorna's Voice
        June 9, 2012

        Hope you do. This piece is very different from my usual style of writing. I’m working on a self-deprecating memoir and my blog posts can only be described as zany. 🙂

  11. Moment Matters
    August 14, 2012

    Hey Audrey. The best thing about this blog is it shows that you are active and always outdoors, accompanied by great writing. What email address can we contact you on?

  12. betunada
    September 1, 2012

    wandurd ohvrrr due to our myeeYOOOt! youall frend, thedean. chekkya later.

    • Audrey
      September 5, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. inukshuk
    September 26, 2012

    Love that T.E. Lawrence quote !
    I just browsed through your blog quickly, but it seems you are full of interesting stories – I’ll be back for more 🙂

    • Audrey
      September 26, 2012

      Thank you for stopping by!! I’ll have to come visit your blog too now. 🙂

  14. storiesbywilliams
    November 26, 2012

    Hello Audrey, had a question for you. I’m seeking input on the design of Pappa Zulu’s plot and wondered if you’d like to participate. However, I must caution you that such involvement might lead to spoilers down the road, which could suck. However, I trust only the people who have actually been following the story and have done the awesomest thing of investing themselves for this duty. What do you think?

    • Audrey
      November 27, 2012

      I’d definitely be up for it! This has been such a fun and awesome storyline to follow. What can I do to help? This week is my busy one for the year at work (lots of overtime is keeping me from WP) but after that I’m free as a bird to help out. Just let me know!

      • storiesbywilliams
        November 27, 2012

        I’ll let you know. While I was away I planned the story out in depth and came up with what you might call some “plot junctions”. I figured the story was to go one way, but given all that I’ve written thus far, I could easily make it go another way, and wondered if it worked better. When it’s on the cusp of happening, you shall be informed! And good luck with all your work, making the world a better place. Stay cool and take breaks whenever needed 🙂

      • storiesbywilliams
        November 27, 2012

        First question, would it seem cliched or crass to introduce a little romance to the plot at this point?

      • Audrey
        November 27, 2012

        I think it would work well and actually thought you might be going that way soon. You’ve got the main characters well-developed enough that it makes sense to add a new dynamic. 🙂

      • storiesbywilliams
        November 27, 2012

        Great. Okay, that’s the first part down, I’ll come back later when I get to the next big hurdle 🙂

  15. storiesbywilliams
    December 8, 2012
    • Audrey
      December 11, 2012

      Sweet! Thank you so much! I’m honored.

  16. Worrywart
    December 10, 2012

    Audrey where is your skydiving post?

  17. Denise Hisey
    January 8, 2013

    Well, I was right! I am loving your blog! 😉
    We have much in common! I live in the Seattle area, am gluten intolerant and grew up in Alaska.
    Hmmm!
    And, I love Jesus! 😉

    • Audrey
      January 8, 2013

      Oh my goodness, I love it! Where in Alaska??
      And how long have you been gluten-free?
      So glad to “meet” you, sister!

  18. Subhan Zein
    January 13, 2013

    Hi Audrey, I loved the quote you put in the headbar. It’s a great one. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    May I reply to it with a short poem?

    Dreams
    are a beautiful bride
    that holds our hands
    to enter a world
    more glorious
    than this one.

    Subhan Zein

    • Audrey
      January 15, 2013

      Subhan, thank you so much for stopping by! The T.E.Lawrence quote has been my reminder to consciously work at making my dreams a reality – it’s inspiring. 🙂
      Your poem is beautiful and seems like the perfect description for reaching out to our dreams. Do you know who wrote it?

      • Subhan Zein
        January 15, 2013

        I wrote it, it is taken froma chapter of a book project I am working on. 🙂

      • Audrey
        January 15, 2013

        It’s beautiful! Are you working on a book of poetry? Best of luck with the project, that’s always a big undertaking. I’m working on a cookbook right now and it’s been quite the learning experience.

      • Subhan Zein
        January 17, 2013

        Thank you Audrey. I am working on book project that blends poetry and fiction. I hope you are successful with your cookbook. Many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

        Subhan Zein

  19. Aristarkhos
    January 21, 2013

    Great blog you have here, Audrey. Like Subhan, it was the quote and the rather apt over-the-edge photograph that woke me up. I dropped looking for something about a Faux Risotto and I was greeted by a completely opposite image! (not the best thing to do while in the middle of a 21-day fast 😦 )
    And what you have mentioned on this page, it is very inspiring too. All the very best with your cooking and non-profit exploits. You have been Bookmark’d! 🙂

    • Audrey
      January 28, 2013

      Thank you for stopping by! Oh, looking for a risotto during a fast doesn’t sound like an easy endeavor. You have far more strength of purpose than I! 🙂
      I’ll be stopping by to return the visit today.
      And thank you. The goal really is to inspire others, it’s the most gratifying thing I can think of. I’ll do my best to regularly update on the cooking escapdes and humanitarian aid work. Thank you again!! 🙂

  20. betunada
    February 26, 2013

    well, welcome to “my car wreck” — as i sometimes say … “you can’t help but stare, and drive slowly by.”
    as you know, i’ve co-enjoid yore tromps thru’ the woods, and dog essays (sniff), trips to THE FRONT / the trenches; and occasionally to torture myself looking at food.

    • Audrey
      February 26, 2013

      Well thank you kindly! I just now realized that I wasn’t even subscribed and it’s a darn shame. You have some great photos and I’m excited to read more about your own adventures! 🙂

  21. Le Clown
    February 27, 2013

    Audrey,
    Sometimes, I like to be late to the party, because I’m a wanker.
    I’m finally here.
    Le Wanker Clown

    • Audrey
      February 28, 2013

      Oh, but you’re always fashionable late, Le Clown. And I’m so glad you’re here!

  22. storiesbywilliams
    March 20, 2013

    Hey Audrey, just thought you’d like to know, I just announced the third and final novel in the zombie series! I posted some details here: http://storiesbywilliams.com/2013/03/19/the-birth-of-an-idea-alpha-mike/

  23. storiesbywilliams
    March 25, 2013

    Also, and my apologies for the harassment on your personal page, but I had an epiphany about the Whiskey Delta series. I originally said that the third book in the series would be the final, but it occurred to me, why limit it to three? Finishing things off in book 3 would create a real sense of duty and either make it very long or require me to split it. So I considered just continuing the series into 4 or 5 books, or indefinitely. There’s so much I want to explore with the concept and stuff I feel I’m neglecting. So I will! Please come by when you can, new chapters are coming soon…

  24. betunada
    April 2, 2013

    ms. audrey: some of your fan-base is wundureeeng: “she’s been too o oo quiet recently”
    ?

    • Audrey
      April 2, 2013

      Oh, you’re so right! I’ve been lax in my duties for about two weeks now. My excuses are just that… My mom was visiting from Alaska for a week and a half there and now my internet time has been distracted at best. I’ll try to be back to it this evening with a new recipe though! 🙂

      • storiesbywilliams
        April 6, 2013

        Audreeeey! I’m putting up new zombie literature but I don’t have my number one commentatoooooor! It’s making me whiiiiiiine!

      • Audrey
        April 24, 2013

        Hahaha, man I have been behind on things! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

      • betunada
        April 19, 2013

        GOOD THING hardly anybody reads the “about me” comments, so … that pixure of you ‘n your mom in/on your latest post? (so far) … there’s something about your mom. i think sheeez neet.
        read this post, comment or not, then erase it!

      • Audrey
        April 19, 2013

        Oh, why thank you! I think she’s pretty gorgeous and wonderful too. 🙂 she’s the most kind and loving person I know. I’ll be sure to clear the comment after you read this. Thank you!!

      • betunada
        April 19, 2013

        well, if you’re going to agree with me, (looks gorgeous and wonderful too!) then KEEP THAT COMMENT THERE.

  25. betunada
    April 19, 2013

    oh, tell her i said “hi”!

  26. Professor VJ Duke
    September 2, 2013

    I love your sunglasses. Can you ship them to this professor?

  27. Andrew Blumetti
    September 9, 2013

    Hi Audrey- love the blog! You have a happy new follower here.

    Digging the big sunglasses too!

    -Andrew

  28. storiesbywilliams
    December 20, 2013

    Please tell us you’re still alive and well…

    • Audrey
      December 31, 2013

      I’m here! Just rejoined the blogging world. 🙂 I’ll be over for a visit soon!

      • storiesbywilliams
        December 31, 2013

        Yaaaaaay!

      • storiesbywilliams
        December 31, 2013

        Ummmm, I have a humble request (which I think I made once already)…

      • Audrey
        December 31, 2013

        I remember vaguely… You wanted me to read something? Can you send a link? Sorry, it’s been a while and I forget.

      • storiesbywilliams
        December 31, 2013

        It’s Papa Zulu… the sequel to Whiskey Delta. It’s all done, just doing some final editing, and then I’m gonna sell it!

      • storiesbywilliams
        December 31, 2013

        Oh, and I can’t really link it. Can I email you a copy?

      • Audrey
        December 31, 2013

        Yes, please! audreygjohnson@gmail.com I’m excited to see it!

      • storiesbywilliams
        December 31, 2013

        Did it go through? Been having some problems with email thanks to some bloody hacker!

      • Audrey
        January 1, 2014

        I got it. I’m in the middle of helping organize another non-profit event coming up in two weeks so not sure how fast I’ll be reading but I’m excited to dig into it!

      • storiesbywilliams
        January 1, 2014

        No worries! There’s always time, and I know a thing or two about obligations right around the holiday season. Never quite seams like a holiday, does it?

      • storiesbywilliams
        February 28, 2014

        So, Audrey. While I hate to pester people and already I suspect I know the answer to this question, I was wondering if you’ve had a chance to look at that book I sent you…

      • Audrey
        March 7, 2014

        I FINALLY started reading through it. I’m so sorry I haven’t gotten through it all yet. Life just hasn’t slowed down like I hoped. Been working overtime lately and the volunteer stuff has kept me busy on weekends. I’ll keep plugging away though (slow as I am). 🙂

      • storiesbywilliams
        March 7, 2014

        Yaaaay! And I totally understand and want you to feel no compulsion to rush. In fact, I like to consider myself someone who reduces peoples stress levels, not adds to them. How’s your stress levels, and if above normal parameters, how can I help?

    • storiesbywilliams
      August 3, 2014

      FYI, I’m now releasing chapters of the third book in the series. Just saying… 😉

  29. LAMarcom
    February 17, 2014

    Love your Blog. I have lived and worked in the Sinai, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Afghanistan. I too love the Middle East. Always Texan, but a lot of years as a Texan Expat. I am impressed you are working on the human trafficking tragedy. I have seen that too up close and personal in places like Dubai and Philippines. Far too many people are not even aware how pervasive this problem is.

    Loved the Jerusalem photos and post. Made me miss Israel. I left there in 1980 and have always meant to return.

    • Audrey
      February 18, 2014

      Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by! Sounds like we need to swap some travel stories. The Middle East really is an incredible place – I’ll always love the culture, the languages, and the people. What kind of work were you doing in the region? All of my trips so far have been short-term but I’d love to hear more about what it was like to live there as an expat. I hope you get the chance to go back! And yes, the human trafficking issue is huge – so glad that it’s coming more into the public eye. Thank you again and hope to chat with you soon!

  30. LAMarcom
    February 18, 2014

    Hi Audrey,
    I have been adding a lot of Middle East stories to my blog. I would be thrilled if you would drop by and check them out sometime. They are rather longish though.

    ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’ never really caught on with me. 🙂
    Cheers!

  31. betunada
    March 18, 2014

    i see you dropped that annoying ‘go-nadd’ fellow over at FB. don’t blame ya! (sez to self: sheeesh! hope she don’t realize that …)

    • Audrey
      March 18, 2014

      Oh shoot! I always forget that’s your pseudonym!! I was cleaning out old contacts the other day (spring cleaning!) and it didn’t register that that was you. I’ll have to find you again! 🙂

  32. betunada
    March 19, 2014

    the way your site is set up, this’ll be very very very very narrrrrow. i think. oh, FB? don’t worry about that! i do (indeed) “say” more HERE than there…

  33. cooking with audrey
    March 25, 2014

    we have much in common, miss audrey 😉

  34. Caroline Robinson
    April 11, 2014

    I just found your blog and loved it. I’m a blogging, reading, writing, mamma myself and love to stumble on places like this. Thanks for sharing your words. Come by and check me out as well 😉

    http://www.libraryromp.com/

    – Caroline

    • Audrey
      April 11, 2014

      Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello, Caroline! I’ll have to visit your place now and check out the books you’re reading with the little one! 🙂

  35. betunada
    October 28, 2014

    awed-rey: yoo bin XXXX sess ive lee kwy ettt. hmmm ?

  36. storiesbywilliams
    November 6, 2014

    Here, where ya at, Audrey?

    • betunada
      November 29, 2014

      ditto to what WMS said. hmmm …. busy w/new house? new puppy-raising? taken up night-time hobbeez such as hockey and whiskey-distillation and a new witche’s coven?

  37. storiesbywilliams
    February 19, 2015

    Hey Audrey! Long time, no chat. I just wanted to let you know, I started freelance writing and one of the websites I write for is known as HeroX. It’s a spinoff of the XPrize which conducts incentive-based challenges to come up with innovative ideas. I was wondering, is your organization doing any crowdfunding or crowdsourcing when it comes to human trafficking? If so, or even if not, I would love to do a story about it for HeroX, and maybe suggest that we start a prize that offers people an incentive to come up with solutions for how to combat it, how to help victims of it, and raise awareness about it. Any of that sounds like an idea worth spreading? 🙂

  38. storiesbywilliams
    March 2, 2016

    I do sincerely hope you are still with us 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: