Monday, March 8, 2010
Ireland on the horizon
Life is so interesting, you know last week my life had a whole different purpose and it seems everything has changed. I knew that 2010 was going to be a different year, perhaps one of change or one of growth. I did a wishcasting wednesday where we talked about travel and I mentioned I wanted to go to Ireland and I never imagined that wish would be coming true so quickly.
Here is a little history, I am Irish through my mother and I have Irish grandparents who emigrated to the US in 1910. I have the letters they wrote to each other from 19-01-1910. Most of that time my grandmother Brigid was in New York, working and making a life for herself always encouraging James to come too. He was either in Ireland or England working and resisting.
I have over 200 letters and always wanted to write a book about them. One of my ideas is to travel to all the locations that they wrote from. These include Dublin and Carrick on Shannon, Ireland and Gateshead and Wigan England, and New York City. I thought it might be interesting to see what is at these locations now and what they looked like then, plus what it will feel like to return to where their story started. After doing the wish casting thing I thought I am not really doing anything to make that trip happen.
Now fast forward to last week. I am working on our tax return, we are expecting a good refund due to some credits from our truck and window purchases last year. Plans were to pull up the carpet and put in a hard wood floor. One day my husband comes home with this idea. Instead of the floor maybe we should just replace the carpet with a stain resistant one and you can take the rest of the money and go to Ireland and take the trip you have wanted to do for so long.
Well that threw me for a loop. At first I resisted since I have wanted the carpet gone for years. We went and looked at carpets and floors and then decided that a floor is just a thing and this trip could be life changing. So I decided to put off the issue with the floor for another year and to travel to England and Ireland instead.
So now of course I am consumed with reading travel guides and searching on the net for all sorts of things. I haven't decided when I am going yet but it will be either June or September. So many things to consider and think about. I am excited to finally be doing this.
So if you have a dream never let go of it, don't worry about how it is going to happen, trust the universe to find a way. You know you hear this all the time but when you see it happen in your own life it really is amazing.