A long long time ago, in a land far far away a little lady and her husband had a BIG dream. They wanted to escape to the land of rainbows and pineapples. They wanted to immerse their children in a new culture. They wanted to experience this thing they had felt in tiny amounts while on vacation, called Aloha. They had a dream. They had a goal. They were determined.
They spoke of the goal to friends, family and anyone who’d listen. And even with the rolling of eyes or the naysayers, when they’d proclaim “we’re going to move to Hawaii”, they kept their eyes on the goal.
And then they kicked. And they SCORED!
No job or family member got us to Hawaii. We didn’t move here because we were running away from something horrific. In fact we were quite happy with our little teeny tiny beach house in gorgeous, laid back North County San Diego. We had friends, good friends. We had become part of the wonderful community, loved our neighbors, loved our town, and family was close enough that we could see them within an hours notice. It was nice. We did like our life.
But we wanted more. And we wanted to do it NOW.
So we did.
We set our sights on Hawaii. And within one year we bought our very first house, we sold virtually everything we owned, and we made the GIANT leap to Hawaii.
OH…and I got pregnant while doing all of this. Life was happening quickly and all of our dreams and goals came true.
Recovering from a goal accomplished can leave you in a state of uncertainty. Sure, I get a high when telling people about our story. People assume we must have moved here for a job. No sane person would just up and move to fulfill a wish, a dream, a goal. That’s absurd! I love that we were CRAZY!
But I can no longer live through that dream. It has turned into our life.
So now I move on and Tag a Towel has become my new goal. I have all of the ingredients…a crazy want, a need to make it come true, not a clue how I’ll pay for it (of course I have ideas but shit, it’s scary), the burning deep down inside feeling that takes over your thoughts, and the naysayers.
But most of all, I have determination, excitement and really no reason, other than “because I want to.”
And so I will.
Do you have a goal? A crazy dream? A burning feeling of “I want more” or “what if?” Have you already accomplished a huge goal and are asking yourself “what now?” Share it!