Thursday, June 18, 2009

Everyone Needs to Shoot for a Goal (The Deer Above Your Mantel Does Not Count)

In three months, I will be alone. I'm referring to the fact that Scooter will finally be entering Pre-K, and Potter will be off to begin at a new school. This whole change has me excited, if not a little worrisome. Once upon a time I found silence golden. Nowadays, when things get too silent I go into Bionic Mommy Mode wondering what part of my house is being destroyed, and will Home Owners keep their half of the bargain.

Seven years ago when Hubby and I were looking at new construction, we seriously considered building a log cabin. It was something I had wanted since I was a little girl. Not long after receiving that packet from the log company did I see my dream go up in smoke. Just transporting the logs to the site was incredibly expensive. We decided then that we would save the log cabin dream as a vacation home someday.

Well, like most dreams, once you have children, you find that your money is needed for more important things. This is O.K. by me. Clearly, I decided to become a parent, and I want to be the best there is. However, I think having your own dreams is also healthy. Not just for you, but for your children too.

So here is what I've decided to do. Every penny I earn from writing is now going toward a dream. The dream is to start building that log cabin in five years. One may ask how I plan to do this since my Adsense account balance is only $1.31. Well folks, I'm a dreamer. I believe in possibilities, so therefore I will keep writing. This new endeavor has me quite excited, if not a little delirious. What will I write about? Should I stick to the everyday stuff that I've been writing or should I go for the "shock factor?" If you ask me, just waking up some days is quite shocking. Just the other day I found a Lego man in my sneaker. It seems that I don't have to go too far for inspiration. The children supply it in buckets.

Since I've been in this current dream state of mine, I recently pulled out the Bucket List book. (Yes, there's a book). I began a list in college of all the things I wanted to accomplish during my life. Surprisingly, I've been able to complete more than a few.

So there I was looking over the list when I noticed the next dream was to "take a ride in a race car." I know it sounds a little corny, but here's the deal. I once wanted to become a race car driver (helmet and all). As the years went by I realized I would probably miss my chance. So I did a little research. It just so happens that in a few weeks the family and I are headed to the Poconos for a vacation. Again, it just so happens that a few miles from our vacation home is the Pocono Downs Speedway. And oh yes, Nascar just so happens to run racing adventures for the day. Need I say any more?

After I finish this post, I'm headed directly to my purse to retrieve my credit card. It's time to live the dream. Ladies and gentlemen: "Start Your Engines!"


Jane In The Jungle said...

Over from SITS...
My oldest son got to visit the Indy speedway and go around on the bus. He LOVED it!! And of course I always play nascar when I drive, LOL.....
Log cabin, same dream!!!! Enjoyed my visit!

Kathy B! said...

Whoa!! How cool!!

I can't wait to hear how this goes :)

Anonymous said...

We got Ride of a Lifetime for my dad for his 40th birthday. Someone else was in the car with him obviously so he didnt kill himself but they take photos in the suit and helmet next to the car. You should definitely do it!!!! I can't wait to see this!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You have a great blog...enjoyed reading it tonight.
I had a little time to do some blog hopping...I always enjoy finding new blogs and new friends.
Hope you will stop by and visit me.
This month I am posting on our Disney trip plus a June giveaway.

pam said...

Enjoy the Poconos and have a great time in the race car. Can't wait for the pics.

Susan Busch said...

LOL ... I love this! I just checked my AdSense balance and it's $1.28. I am RIGHT THERE with you. Thanks for the inspiration ... your blog is terrific! Look forward to reading more.