Stay the Course and Your Dreams Will Come True

Sometimes we shelf a dream or two because a lot of time has come and gone, and it doesn’t seem likely to happen. We humans tend to avoid unpleasant and uncomfortable issues, so day by day we learn to stop thinking about them. Don’t get me wrong, for instance, having a grand baby would be great, but it wasn’t breaking my heart that all my kids were not interested. I get it. Nowadays, there is a lot to consider when it comes to parenting. But if we all waited till we were “ready” no babies would be born. So I accepted it. But a delay is not a no. Besides somethings are worth waiting for and low and behold, the first grandbaby is on his way.

I was a single Mom raising the last two of my four kids when I bought my first house-by myself, in a nice area, newly remodeled 2 story on 1/2 acre on Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR. It felt great. But I earned it. Good things come to those who wait, and I have grown into a lot of patience through the life I’ve led, so I appreciate the big leaps and the baby steps. Speaking of baby steps. Seems I get to look forward to seeing some of those in the not-so-distant-future. I was so surprised because it was the furthest thing from my mind. I’d find myself in a brief conversation about not having grandkids a couple of times a year, but you could have knocked me over with a feather (to coin a phrase from my Mom) when I heard the news. So I guess I’m trying to say that it’s never too late to believe that your dreams can come true. Life takes a high percentile of faith.

Like my copywriting business. I have always wanted to work from home. When I sold real estate, I worked from home more than any other position but I still had a high amount of time away. So I mixed it up. Wednesday’s work from home and Thursday go into the office, and so on. When I worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer, I rarely worked from home, as it was the company policy to keep files at the office. Now, I get to live out my long time dream, and it’s another dream come true. So many exciting things to be involved with now. One of my mottos on my personal Facebook page was “Loving Life Which Keeps Getting Better” It’s really very true, every single day. My Grandma was a grade school teacher and she loved to give me assignments and then I’d turn them in and she’d grade it and we’d go over it if it needed reworked. We made a little playtime out of it. She was awesome. I can’t help but think she’d be proud of my being a copywriter. Since she lived to be 100 years old,  I just might be at this awhile.

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