now and then a dream pops into the mind. Usually, the dream is killed off
through cynicism and resignation…”You can’t do that.” “You don’t really
want THAT, do you?” “Get real.” And sometimes, through the sheer power
of determination and the power of committment, the dream wiggles and squirms
it’s way out of those thoughs and into the world.
Two dreams of mine which I gave up on a while ago are now coming true.
- Own a house I am in love with.
- All expenses paid travel.
Funny, now that I look at that, I think to myself…a year ago, I didn’t
think those were possible…ESPECIALLY at the same time.
On May 29, 2001, I closed on my house. It is a beautiful, split level
house which overlooks a park, has a beautilful garden, 4 bedrooms, 2 living
rooms, and a beautiful kitchen.
On October 6, 2001, I am leaving for France to work there for 2 1/2 months.
I have no idea what to expect when I get there. Rude French? Not knowing
the language as well as I would like? Another flight disaster?
However, I will not be deterred by any of these thoughts. I am about
to embark on a journey into a foreign country. And with it, I plan to embark
on a journey into my soul. Who am I? What do I want to do with my life?
What’s next for me?
In the words of my best friends, Lee: “It’s all good, baby!”