|"Opened Door With Bright Light" by ponsulak found at: freedigitalphotos.net|
But seriously, something has clicked inside me and I can feel what everyone said about how things would certainly change for us once my husband was able to meet this first of his two main goals. (The second being to become a fellow in the Society of Actuaries. Give it another couple of years for that one.)
I feel doors opening and opportunities knocking. I actually can't remember feeling this 'open' to new possibilities.
And yes, it absolutely feels downright weird and wrong to be feeling so hopeful while witnessing so many people that we are close to still struggling mightily just to get by. That is absolutely not lost on me.
|"Breaking Rope" by scottchan found at freedigitalphotos.net|
Over the weekend, my husband and I sat down and went over our budget and future plans because that's what we always do when anything is changed up in our lives and because that's just how we roll. I think being raised in poverty either makes you never able to deal with finances or makes you super careful. We are certainly the latter.
My plans to start flight lessons will happen soon. Not just yet, as we never count chickens before they hatch and Fall weather in Seattle is not a great time to start that sort of thing. However, I can actually envision being able to tuck my two small dogs into the back seat of an airplane rather than the car and get down to sunny Palm Springs in half the time it takes to drive...
With that said, I will admit that I am hoping that my feelings of something else big coming are about us moving to a warmer weather place. No, I don't have any solid evidence for my feelings. I'm just really hoping. It is hard to be patient sometimes.
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Being bold usually pays off and I should have been willing to chance what that moment might have lead to.....
Have you had moments in life when you knew that things were changing in a nearly tangible way? How do you feel about hard work and what it leads to? How much control does anyone really have over life direction?