Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What if it all goes right?

On my drive to work this morning they were discussing the new winner of Nashville Star, I don't know her name, only that she has 5 kids (that stuck a chord with me, can't think of why, lol) :) Anyway, the single that will be coming out soon is called, "what if it all goes right?" and that made me start to think. Actually, I have an hour drive to work so thinking is how I keep myself awake :) But I digress, I really started to think about this because it occurred to me that while people prepare themselves with a backup plan in case of failure there seems to be little preparation for success. Is it that we are so used to failing that we never truly consider how to enjoy our successes?

I looked back at where we've been, how far we've come and the dreams we made. Turns out we've been a success all along and didn't stop to notice. I mean, I was a teen mom (18), it took 10 years to graduate college and I had 4 kids by then. Having a down syndrome daughter at 21 was a challenge on that road but it was overcome, much like my the uber quick marriage and divorce of her biological father. Dh came along and swept me off my feet and it's been a long road but except for a brief 5 month period that no longer exists we've been inseparable ever since. That is not to say we don't have our ups and downs but we've come a long way baby (oops, Virginia Slims throw back, where'd you come from). Now we have the house and farm we been dreaming about for the last few years, turns out it's hard work (who knew) but it's a wonderful life. I guess it's time to start working on loving every minute of it, lol. I'll let you know how that goes.

What do you think makes us want to reach the stars and when we get there long to be on the moon? So what if it all goes right? Are you prepared to enjoy it?


Wendy said...

Hi found you through Pioneer women. Hope you don't mind.

I found your blog very interesting and your insight enlightening.

I think we should never be satisfied as an adult, wife, mother, women that we should always have goals no matter how young or old we are.

Thanks for opening my eyes to realize I need a star to reach.

Janelle said...

Welcome. I really enjoy hearing for those who take the ime to read my blog. I'm glad you could get something from it :)