Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Silly teenage dream

Some teenagers dream of being a singing sensation, or an Olympic athlete, or joining the peace corp.

My dream wasn't that ambitious. Mine was to be able to make a simple purchase some day. I had a picture of a red BMW convertible hanging on my bedroom wall. I don't know why I was drawn to that car - through much of high school I had no concept of brands or labels (in fact I could never fit into a real pair of Calvin's when they were popular), but I loved the little round headlights on that baby.

Twenty-four years later and I finally jumped feet first and made my dream a reality. Seems silly - unless you were that kid with the picture hanging on your wall. It may not be red, or a convertible, but it made my hands sweat when I drove it and gives me butterflies when I think about picking it up in a couple of days.

My other dream - of having a happy, loving marriage and family with two kids - that was my real ambitious goal and that worked out great.

Say hello to my little friend


Reff said...

How much did you get for DH on trade in?

Suburb Sierra said...

Not much - he has a lot of miles ;)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Ha! Your neighbors are really talking now! LOL