It Only Takes One: The Friendship that Gave Me the Courage to Start Sleep Walk

Three years ago, I started the first SLEEP WALK unsure if anyone would show up. My good friend Gail said she would join me and I believed her. “As long as I’m not alone,” I told myself.

Gail was there – the first year, the second year and the third year. She has generously given her time, folding tables and key logistical support to help make each Sleep Walk a success. 

Gail’s friendship is one of those unique gifts in life – we met in a memoir writing class, brought together by our personal grief and life challenges, our friendship quickly grew into a celebration of life with common interests in art, photography, comedy shows, Italian food, cappuccinos and tea.

Thank you Gail for being there for me, 3 years in a row! I wanted to celebrate our friendship on my blog – for anyone looking to take on a life dream – remember , it only takes one person believing in you to find the courage to start. Begin now. Begin anywhere. Just begin. The world will rise to meet you at your goal.


  1. Julie Ann Funk on March 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Cheers to Gail for being such a great presence in your life! Without amazingly supportive people, what would we do?!

    • julie on April 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Julie! So true – what would we do with out such amazing people in our lives?! 😉

  2. Deborah on March 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Good friends can get us through the good and the not so good. Cheers for a great friend!

    • julie on March 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      So true! Thanks Deborah for your comment.

  3. Ashley on March 16, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Beautiful story. It’s wonderful feeling supported and loved by such a great friend like Gail!

    • julie on April 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Ashley! I agree – it is wonderful to have such a great friend!

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    […] you to my amazing friend Gail for inviting me to this event. Meeting Dr. Sacks was a surreal moment I will cherish forever. […]

  5. Ashley on November 27, 2013 at 5:30 am

    When and where is Sleep Walk 2014?

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