I love this quote on this day of love. It led me to do a little research on Willa Cather. Willa is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for a novel that she wrote entitled One of Ours, although it doesn’t appear that she became a published writer until after she was 40 years old. Born in 1873, I wonder how Willa would feel knowing that she is an inspiration for over-40 women in the year 2014?
“Over the years we’ve buried many a precious dream under layers of soot and rubble.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
I don’t know about you, but my buried dreams are many. I am grateful that, at 52, I still have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. One dream that I had for over two decades was becoming a realtor. That dream came to pass last November, and I can see now that there wouldn’t have been another time in my life that would have been the right time. It is a tremendous amount of work, starting a real estate career. I don’t know how I would have done it while raising my children – having evenings and weekends to devote to them was too important to me. I also needed the firm that I am part of to be created. Olive Branch Realty stands for everything that I stand for – due to the nature of the real estate business, I think I would have found it very difficult to be part of a firm that is not based on the Christian principles that we are based on.
“…while I have learned that dreams need doing as much as they need being, I have learned that the being always comes first.” SBB
God’s timing is perfect. I held onto that dream of being a realtor for a very long time, and when I paid close attention to the message that I was getting from Him that the time was right, and I moved forward on that message, everything fell into place. I am getting another message now, one that is telling me to write, write, write. I am listening. What about you? What message do you get if you take the time to listen?
“The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in union with it, that was the miracle.” AnaÏs Nin