Make it Happen.

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!

Happy trails,
Barb

Barbara Olson

Barbara Olson

6 Comments

  • Ruth Roblee

    I am so glad you decided to go for it. Make your dreams come true and be happy!!

    September 21, 2014 at 7:11 am
    • Barbara Olson
      Barbara

      It is turning into quite an adventure. I’ll have to fill you in!

      September 21, 2014 at 11:48 am
  • laurie

    I think you would be cray cray not to share your talent…i love the way you write. But then it is just like being with you and since we can’t do that as often as I would like this is the next best thing! All I can say now is where are we going next???

    September 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    • Barbara Olson
      Barbara

      You are way too kind. I think Cape Cod and Boston are calling my name. How about you?

      September 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm
      • laurie

        Sounds intriguing… I’ll have to check out a travel blog and see what they have to say about it…oh wait. You are the travel blog I check!

        September 12, 2014 at 6:18 pm
        • Barbara

          🙂

          September 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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