Make it Happen.
When I mentioned to several people I was thinking about writing a blog or maybe even a book, there were moments of silence and looks that I was a little cray cray. “Have you tried looking for more clients or have you thought about a real job?” were the ensuing responses from the logical folks on my real-life friends list. Yes and yes. With my grand-babysitting skills in constant demand, a “real job” just doesn’t work for me anymore. And I wasn’t really sure getting more clients was the way I wanted to go either. Vacationing is my obsession. Why can’t I do something travel-related? I thought about looking into being a travel agent and the thought of actually being responsible for people’s vacations scares the crap out of me. There are a lot of very negative people out there – some can never be pleased. Did I really want to try and make them happy? I don’t think so. How about I blog about my experiences. Show my pretty pictures. Create a following. Write a book. Go on the Tonight Show and do random dancing with Jimmy Fallon… OK, I’m getting ahead of myself here! Back to reality.
I’m sure my husband would rather have me cleaning the bathrooms or vacuuming (like that’s going to happen) than tapping away at this silly blog. He sees me going part-time as a bump in the road on his journey to retirement. He sees me wasting more time on the computer obsessing about vacations. One friend believes in me though, and I thank you for that Laurie. Her encouragement actually makes me think I can do this. A lot stupider and less-talented people have had their 15 minutes (have you seen Honey Boo Boo?). Why not me? And when I recently saw the saying in the yellow block above at a Frank Lloyd Wright hotel, it seemed like an omen and I decided to take the steps to make it happen. So join me and we’ll all have some fun Making it Happen!