my fave links

American Eagle
Abercrombie & Fitch
Teen People
Jenn XX
JC Chasez
Alicia Keys
Dave Matthews Band
Linkin Park
Kids for Animal Rights & Education
Fund for Animals
2 0 0 2 : a l m o s t  f a m o u s
follow a teenage girl in her quest to make her dreams come true... in a big way
about me

My name... or at least my online alias... is Lani Bley. I'm a 14-year-old girl with a love for animals, a talent for writing, and a passion for acting that I hope to pursue this year through my website, a journal I'm keeping, and a screenplay that you'll be hearing a lot more about.

I designed this site so that I could make my journey to superstardom before an encouraging audience. Since none of you know me personally, you can doubt or believe in my ability to achieve my goals and it won't really matter.

This site is also for people just like me -- young (or old) girls (or boys!) who have a dream and want to make it a reality. I truly believe in my own power to achieve the goals I've set for myself, and I hope to encourage others to do the same. I will include motivational quotes, mood music, true stories, and my own experiences throughout the year on this site. Check it frequently and get inspired... I want my success (hopefully!) story to motivate other teens to do the same as me.
Surf the rest of this page to find out what it is I hope to accomplish (and how hope to do it), some of my favorite links and other things, and lots of things to help you start your journey to making your dreams come true.

motivational quotes...

If you can dream it, you can make it so.
~ Belva Davis

Dreams come a size too big so that we may grow into them.
~ Josie Bisset

The best thing in life is doing things people say you can't do.
~ Jennifer Moore

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
~Diana Scharf Hunt

Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet.
~Sadie Delany

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try.
~ Margaret Chase Smith

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
~ Pamela Vaull Starr

To realize our goals, we must first imagine them fully.
~ Siew Hwa Beh

Trust your gut.
~ Barbara Walters

Is there anything better than longing for something, when you know it is within reach?
~ Greta Garbo

If there's faith that can move moutains, it's faith in your own power.
~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

The world is waiting for you. Don't be late.
~ Anonymous

I am where I am because I believe in all possibilites.
~ Whoopi Goldberg

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta be willing to put up with the rain.
~ Dolly Parton

The doors of opportunity are marked "Push" and "Pull."
~ Ethel Watts Mumford

So celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.
~  Mia Hamm

If at first you don't succeed, pick yourself up and try again. You can dust it off and try again...
~ Aaliyah, "Try Again"

Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking.
~ LeAnn Womack, "I Hope You Dance"
my goals

~ Be at the 2003 Academy Awards
~ Finish and sell Project JBR
~ Star in Project JBR
~ Lose 30 pounds
~ Become a best-selling author
my plan

Devote ...
an hour a day to writing JBR
twenty minutes a day to acting practice
45 minutes to exercise
thirty minutes to writing a poem & journal entry

my screenplay

Because of obvious reasons, I don't want to describe my screenplay here (I'm calling it Project JBR), but I'll tell you that I hope to portray the main character onscreen when my screenplay is finished.

UPDATE: I have recently completed my script and am working on revisions. Within a week it will be ready to send off to Disney's Fellowship program (, as well as a few studios. I'd like to thank everyone who's emailed me or left encouraging messages on the board. I haven't been able to update this site since my computer's so slow, but I'll let you know what happes. My next goal is to sell JBR and land a role in it... I hope to do that by the end of this year.
what i'm like right now...
Age: 14
Sex: Female
Height: 5' 4 3/4"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde, layered, medium
JBR: Unfinished
Job: High school freshman

what i will be like in 12 months...
Age: 15
Sex: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde, medium
JBR: Sold and in production
Job: Writer, actress, HS sophomore

some of my own quotes
(from journal entries...)

It's a wonderful feeling knowing that somebody not only believes in your power to make your dreams come true but knows you will do it... even if that person is only yourself.

Even more beautiful than fame or success is knowing you did something that no one thought you could.

Nobody can hand me success, for it's something that has to come from within mysel.

As far as I know, there's no tomorrow and no yesterday. There's only today, and what I make of that is up to only me.
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