Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Inches in time

Dale (my husband) was on a business trip yesterday and stayed the night in the area where he was traveling to for training. On his way to his hotel yesterday evening he was driving down a road that was fairly dark. As he drove he passed a couple that seemed to be out for an evening walk together.

Today when he woke and read the local paper he saw that a husband (25) and wife (26) were killed on the same road about 15 min. after he passed through by a 19 year old drunk driver.

If Dale had left his aunt's house 15-20 min. later he may have been in an accident caused by that same drunk driver. In the span of life 15 min is barely the blink of an eye, less than an inch on the time line of life. His life was spared by inches.

How do you find your dream?

I hear a lot of people say things like...

Find something you love and you'll never "work" another day in your life

If your doing what you love the money will follow

I understand the concept I really do. My question is how do you find that dream? When you are over 30 are not financially well off enough to "find yourself" and have no idea what that dream is, how do you find your passion in life. Let's face it kids, work, home, and community obligations keep most of us busy enough that we don't have time to search for our passion. There are plenty of things I like to do, but I don't know that there is anything that I love. I certainly don't have the time in my schedule, nor the money in the bank to search for a new passion.

Where do you find your life's passion? And what if I missed it? What if I went for a drive one day and the career that I was meant for called and I wasn't home?

Does anyone have a passion that I can borrow until I find mine?

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What is she talking about inches?

What I am saying is how many people go through life that can be changed by a little push one direction or the other?

How many of us in middle class America could be ruined or saved by a few thousand dollars?

I watch tv just like every average Joe or Jill in this country, but I have recently started thinking odd little thoughts while I watch. Do the celebrities on these movies and shows have any real clue what the rest of us are like? Of course you hear about all how they grew up in middle class neighborhoods white picket fence and all, but do they remember that? or do they choose to forget?

I watched E! the other day and saw the price that some of these celebs shelled out for their weddings. What were these people smoking? I sat and watched as the price tags got higher and higher for the weddings... Millions of dollars spent on one day... all I could think of was how these people were dropping Millions on one single day of their lives (of which a lot end up divorced later) and a drop of that would make such a huge difference in my life.

They say money can't buy happiness... It sure can make a difference in memories though. Do you think any of those celebs worry about how to put shoes on their kids feet? I bet they don't. But it sure keeps me up some nights.