I really can’t deny I have been feeling a little “off” these days. But I do believe the spell that has been on me was broken last night (hence this post). A lot of things have been weighing on my mind these past weeks, the heaviest being the question: Will this dream we have, come to fruition?
The house we are trying to sell has been on the market for 9 months with a price reduction and a top selling real estate agent hired 3 months ago. I have successfully filled my position at work with my last day coming up in a month and I can’t help feeling a little freaked out.
The original game plan always included leaving Cranbrook this summer to work our home business (selling imports from previous travels) full time to realize it’s true potential. So I should be happy the plan is still moving forward given our house hasn’t sold which is the key to our beginning the travel part of this adventure?
Rob and I are both “make it happen” kind of people so I know that the house not selling as quick as we had expected with all of the promoting we had done selling it ourselves is a big part of what has been getting me down. We have shared our adventure plans with friends and family and started 2 blogs to detail the details of our travel experiences and I’m starting to ask, Will this dream come to fruition? Am I starting to let the disbelief I’ve seen on so many peoples faces creep into my mind? That’s what’s bringing me down for sure!
So, here’s what happened to break my beliefs downward spiral: Last week I was preparing for a meeting with my team at work, I manage a retail jean store. It would be my last team meeting so I really wanted it to be memorable and inspirational. So in preparing for the meeting I searched the web for great quotes and video that would kick of the meeting and open their minds to the fact that the attitudes and beliefs they hold can make such a difference in their performance at work and, what I believe to my core, in their lives!
I found some great material, that wasn’t too hokey (Rob thinks I can be a little hokey). So I find the resources I need to kick off my meeting,
1. A YouTube video, Life=Risk
2. A theme for the meeting, Living Life A,B,C (A=choose the right attitude, B=believe, C=be consistent).
We had a fun engaging meeting and I could see everyone believing we would make our goals for fiscal 2012.
Then I come home to my boys and I start talking worst case scenarios about our home team goal. That doesn’t make much sense does it? Rob’s words snapped me out of my defeated attitude, “I thought you wanted to do this?”.
Looking back on the past few weeks, I guess it would seem like I don’t want to get this adventure underway. That’s not how I feel at ALL. I need to be focusing on my A,B,C’s at home with my home team.
Like a lightning bolt my focus changed. I have been so inspired by a blog I have been reading lately, So Many Places travel blog. Sunday night, after the lightening bolt, I was surfing travel blogs and Twitter, and Facebook and ended up on So Many Places blog.
I read an amazing post about an amazing gift and came across a great quote I needed to hear.
“You don’t have to see the whole stair case, just take the first step”
Martin Luther King Jr.
I read that quote and felt like I had just received an amazing gift too, thanks Kim and Brian for sharing you inspirational blog posts. So I can see clearly now that first step shining up ahead and I can’t wait to take it!
Six weeks and counting…