The First Day of the Rest of My Life AGAIN

It's 6:00 a.m. I'm seated on the couch in my screened porch. It is still dark. I like it out here at this hour. Because of the vacant wooded properties close to ours, I feel like I am on a camping adventure. The birds are already up and singing. Here I sit, just me, my "Charlie Boy" (the 13-year-old killer cock-a-poo), and "The Dinosaur" (my laptop). I think of this as my secret spot. Yes, we all know it's not so secret, but it gives me a sense of adventure being out here in the darkness!

Yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life AGAIN.

I did it. I set things in motion to begin this adventure. I have never known myself to be more of a coward. Not too much TOWANDATUDE going on around her lately! It's a hard thing to let go of what you considered to be a secure safety-net and jump into the unknown. We've all been there at one time or another. Actually, life is a series of jumping off of moving train cars! We leave home. We leave marriages. Life is ever-evolving and we just have to put on our big girl boots and cape and evolve with it!

So, what's that dream of yours? That spark that you lie in bed thinking of, saying to yourself: "I could do that!" "I wish I could....." "If I won the lottery, I would start a....." "My dream job would be....."

But what do you do in the meantime? Be YOU! Wonderful, glorious YOU. With all of your talents, abilities, and wonderment. There is NO ONE like YOU. Do those things that only YOU can do in your own special way. FIND places to lavish your talent on others. Do you dream of having your own restaurant? Cook for your friends! Do you wish you could have a clothing line of your own? Sew for your friends! Do you want to be a party planner? Host some parties! All of these acts of kindness are leading you to your dream. Dream your dream and dare to dream BIG!

Go on - get out there! You may still have to work 9-5 to pay the bills, but meanwhile, plan some fun for this weekend. Lavish your TOWANDATUDE on your friends and family and never stop believing in your dreams!