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Thursday, November 13, 2014

TRANSFORMATIONS: SOMEDAY IS NOT A DAY OF THE WEEK


How many times do you see something or want to do something and say SOMEDAY. Someday I will have the time to have a hobby. Someday I will take a walk on a warm beach. Someday I will take the time to have lunch with my friends. Someday I will live near my family. Someday I will start my own business...........



I realize that we can't always have what we want today, but in order to make someday an actual day, we have to take small steps to reach it. We have to know that we can't count on the moon being in the seventh house and Jupiter to align with Mars in order for things to be perfect. (Yes, I saw Hair on Broadway when I was 18) 

So how do we start? Well, as I said, small steps. 

1) Sit down and think about what you really want. For me, it is moving to Atlanta to be closer to my daughters and grandchildren.

2) Formulate a plan. I have contacted some apartments and I will be putting myself on a waiting list when I go in December for Christmas. I am also saving for the move.

3) Talk to family, friends, coworkers to get input on how you can achieve your dream. 

4) Once you feel ready, just do it. Sometimes the only thing holding us back is fear of taking the leap.

I am going to try and remove the word someday from my vocabulary. I am going to start living more in those seven days of the week.

Do you have a dream that you have been putting off until someday? 

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23 comments:

  1. i do think writing it down and making a checklist is always important. it helps keeps one's focus and points can be added or scratched off as needed.

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    1. I write it down, too. I love checking things off.

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  2. I like writing down my dreams and deciding what is moving up in my priority list. When we get older.....we need to be sure we are spending our time the way we want to because time is marching on! I sure hope you get to make your big move my friend. I know you've wanted to do this for a long time! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Diana. My goal is to move by next December. :)

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  3. Thank you! Yes - one of my dreams was to have a really active blog and NaBloPoMo helped me to make that "someday" more of a reality every day of the week... then there is that book I've been wanting to write. That one I still need to take steps towards. I love that picture!

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    1. That is wonderful to hear. I love it when people's dreams come true.

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  4. Luckily I am not much of a 'someday' person. I never want to miss anything or have regrets.

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    1. Living and enjoying each moment is wonderful, Laura

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  5. Laura, I think writing down our wants, needs and dreams is the best thing to do. I'm on my way to being exactly where I want to be now and while not everything is perfect (and never will be) I'm so much happier. I can't wait till you move to Atlanta and we can meet in person!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. It is so wonderful that you are so happy now, Linda. I can't wait for us to meet either. :)

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  6. These words ring so true...I put ideas in my notes app on my phone. Every few days I try to accomplish a few short term things. It helps my confidence. I admire your planning and plotting to move where your love lies.

    Jane x

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I need to start using my phone ore for keeping track of things. I'm still in the old pen and paper mode. :)

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  7. I like how you mapped out a plan to make your dreams come to fruition. Sounds like you're already using it too!

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  8. dear Laura, Life is certainly going faster than I am able to keep up with and the Dear Lord knows I am not a fast person. I do think that keeping your eye on the goal and focusing is the key and I am trying.
    I will keep you in my prayers that your dream of moving comes true.
    blessings, Catherine

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  9. Great ideas Linda. We just decided to make a permanent move to the Lake House in 2 years. It seems like a long time away, but we have so much to do in the meantime that I need to start focusing now.

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    1. Kim, that is so exciting. Just keep taking those baby steps and you will be there before you know it. :)

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    2. We want to move. I sold a house a year ago and did all the fixing the realtor recommended. The house did not sell for more. These are small older nice looking homes. We will sell our home as is. I use good paint so I will clean off any marks and since I used goo paint when I painted I will not paint again. I have found if I have a few pieces of furniture I cannot sell and cannot take with me the new buyers do not care. All I will do before I leave this house is have carpet cleaned. I worked hard to make the last home just right to sell and all it did was cause stress. Homes need to be very clean and that is all. Maybe this info will help someone.

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  10. I seem to be living the "someday" I always dreamed of. I am a lot poorer, but happier for it.

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  11. that is wonderful, Jennifer. I am a lot poorer monetarily, too, but happier :)

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  12. I hope your dream comes true. Sometimes by breaking down the "why I can't do this now" into pieces helps, too. When we write down and are then able to confront the reasons why we can't do something, we can expedite our dreams a bit.The things that stand in our way can usually be broken down into more do-able portions to keep us moving forward. Life is so short. Sometimes if we call it a GOAL instead of a dream it can also become easier to confront and conquer. We many times hijack ourselves into thinking we don't deserve or need to reach our dreams, but we seem to more easily "attack" it when we label it a goal. Maybe that doesn't make sense, but at age 65, I know goals just seem more attainable to me at this point in my life, and dreams sometimes seem more frivolous. Oh, and I was singing as I read your "moon is in the 7th house....." line!!!! :-)

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  13. I saw Hair on Broadway too! In 1970 or 1971. If you remember the production, at the end of the performance, while the final music was playing, someone from the cast came into the audience and pulled two people up on the stage. I was one of those two people that night, so I COULD say I was "on the stage in Hair on Broadway." It would be a lie but also true--and with that early experience I should have gone into politics.

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