The American Dream is a much discussed topic that means something different to everyone and the words used to describe it are often loaded with political and cultural subtext. I wanted to portray the words themselves in a positive upbeat style to hopefully begin a discussion about what they mean. My journey to the American Dream was to keep failing until I succeed. I have failed more often that succeeded but when I did finally have any success the reward was sweet. The American Dream is not a given. Most of us need to work hard to achieve anything in America and its critical that the opportunity to pursue the dream is open anyone who is willing to put in the work and keep the ideal alive.