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.

16 comments:

  1. Yay!!! How truly wonderful, Kate. I am so happy for you. The power of dreams, of wishing and of you!

    ((bighugs))

    Jamie

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  2. That is wonderful news Kate! You will love Ireland. I know I did.
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  3. Yea! That's fantastic news....and proof that we can manifest the things we dream of! I'm so happy for you!

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  4. This is really exciting. And I agree. Funny while reading this I have just taken photos of about 30 photos i took in travels between 1961 and 2005...including my pass ports and travels to Israel, China, Europe, and across these United States...all to make one art page in a traveling art book called "Journey"!
    I knew as a teenager I wanted to travel and travel I did starting at age 19...I hope I'm not done yet either!!!

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  5. Ireland...love it! Rent a car, stay in B&B's or on farms to get to know the locals. You can go at your own pace that way. Very exciting news Kate.

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  6. What a great story! And I really do hope you write that book - it would be an wonderful read!

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  7. How great to see wishcasting in action. I can't wait to see where your trips lead you.

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  8. You are a manifesting maven! That is so cool, Kate - so happy for you. Woo-hoo!

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  9. I'm so HAPPY for you, Kate!!! I have family in Ireland being that my Dad is Irish....County Cavan to be exact.

    This post is proof that we have the power to manifest our dreams. AWESOME!!!

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  10. Go in September Kate, the weather is glorious, the kids will be back in school. Airfare is more *congenial* and life is slower..Enjoy!

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  11. Wow, Kate. This is just fantastic. I'm so excited for you!

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  12. This is fabulous! Have fun planning your dream trip. I'm so happy for you.

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  13. Seriously exciting! Have! Fun!

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  14. This is totally awesome, Kate! Ireland is on my list of places to go one day. My grandmother was Irish. Powerful manifesting.

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  15. Kate, I hope you continue to post your pre-trip planning, trip and post trip events.
    Cheers to you!

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  16. Yahoo for you, Kate ! This is awesome news! And bravo to you and your hubby for seeing the path so clearly. I can just imagine your excitement....
    Yay !

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