Just Hangin' out in Florida!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
150Trip End May 16, 2008
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My expectations have been shattered quite a bit lately
I started working on my website last week. I started selecting the photos that I want to post on it. That made me start thinking. Having doubts again. I have some spectacular photos, but who's going to buy them? Can I make a living out of selling them? There are a lot of awesome photographers out there with amazing photos. Then I start thinking about the book I haven't started writing. There are over 200,000 books published every year. Very few are best sellers. How am I going to make a living? Reality check! Am I Dreaming?
The kids came for Christmas and we had an amazing time
On New Year's Eve at Epcot when midnight came about and everybody was embracing and cheering I looked on and smiled. It felt good being on the sidelines watching all this Happiness. I think it's part of the experience that we all should go through. We should all experience being alone some time. Really alone, because even in being physically alone we never really are. When we really listen to our heart we can feel the presence of all those who love us. The thing is that when we have friends and family around us we tend to forget to listen to our heart. There's a physical presence but the emotional presence is missing.
Disney promotes the idea that it's the place Where Dreams Come True! Watching the Dream Along with Mickey presentation I felt something Magical. Observing the crowds, adults and kids alike, I could feel a Magical presence envelop everyone. Children see things in wide eyed amazement. Disney brings out the kid in all of us and I think that's a good thing. If only there was a way to perpetuate that feeling when people return to the outside world. Make them forget about the stresses of life. Stresses that are often self-induced based on fear. I talked with a lot of "Cast Members", (Disney staff) and observed even more of them. They all looked like they were enjoying themselves. Why can't we all have jobs where we can enjoy ourselves? Have fun!
I've never been a crowd person. I hate waiting in lines. Being around screaming kids has always frustrated me. I walk fast and always want to get somewhere and have stuff to do. But I've changed. It's the busiest time at Disney and there are a lot of people. Screaming kids. Slow walkers. Wall to wall people. But it didn't bother me one bit. For some reason I was just enjoying myself through all this. I had a great time at Disney.
When the kids where here Katrine was reading a book called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This past week I've been watching the Bourne trilogy DVDs. I received the one DVD as a Christmas gift and purchased the first two DVDs in the series on Christmas day when we went to Virgin Music in Downtown Disney. As a teenager I had read most of Robert Ludlum's novels
I went to Paulo Coehlo's website and read his biography. Though he wrote The Alchemist when he was 40, it didn't become a best seller until he wrote and published his next novel a few years later.
Though I've been having my doubts this past week about the possibility of success about the path I am currently following, the coincidences lately plus the message written within this book I have just read reaffirms my conviction that what I am doing is right. I do recommend that you all read this amazing book. Disney may be the place Where Dreams Come True, but when you really want something and listen to your heart, the whole Universe conspires to help you realize that dream, without the visit to Disney.
The Alchemist reminded me of what I know but have forgotten. We all need reminders once in a while.