Castle Builder Blog

Advancing Confidently

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Though we work with many types of clients here at Castle Builder, many have in common that they are pursuing a dream in some shape or form. Whether it’s a small business trying something new, a non-profit hoping to increase its reach, or a thriving enterprise expanding into unknown territory, I get it. I’ve been there myself and love working with these real-world dreamers.


I’ve paraphrased here from a passage in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden where he writes, “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Thoreau’s more widely quoted words appear later in the same paragraph in Chapter 18:

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Published on October 28, 2016.

About Amélie Walker-Yung

Amélie, the founder of Castle Builder Design, has been constructing a wide variety of websites since 1997. She manages all projects and specializes in crafting visually compelling yet clear-eyed designs, all the while taming open source software. She sees a successful website as a puzzle solved through the seamless integration of its two vital elements: beauty and function. In her spare time, Amélie is the membership coordinator of Webgrrls NYC and bakes cupcakes.

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