Have you ever caught yourself saying “Someday I will travel around the world,” or “Someday I will go on a road trip.” I know I have said those words before. For me it was, “someday I will visit the Amazon,” “someday I will go to Hawaii”. That “someday” would never come. Someday represented a dream that I know would never come true but it was nice to dream about. I would just file the idea away in the back of my head for it to someday come back up.
One day that “someday” did come. My sister and her family had planned a trip to Hawai’i she asked if I wanted to come with them on their vacation. I declined; I didn’t have the funds to make such a trip and didn’t want to take advantage of their invitation by tagging along. So after taking them to the airport, I stayed at home alone. It was Friday evening and I was watching TV when I got the first call.
It was my sister, the excitement in her voice was so overwhelming, she couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful it was and how I needed to come. I laughed and listen as she explained to me the beauty of the place that she could not put in words. I informed her again that I would stay at home and told her to enjoy the trip. After I hung up, she called again. Then I got calls from my nephews and niece. At this point, everyone was calling me to come to Hawai’i. They were so persistent that I booked and early morning flight to Hawai’i and drove myself to the airport the next day.
It was the best thing I could have ever done at that point in my life. Prior to Hawai’i, “someday” really meant, I wish I can go there but that will never happen. After Hawai’i “someday” means dreams do come true. I no longer say “someday” I now say, “I will …” I know you have heard “Someday is not a day in the week,” well it is true. You don’t see Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Someday. Someday does not exist.
People spend so much time looking at beautiful photos of exotic places wishing they were there. The word “someday” always comes up. It is time to stop looking at pretty pictures and look for a flight or a road that will take you to that place. Someday will never come but there are 7 days in the week that come every week. What stops you from converting that “someday” to “I will” and take action.
You need to recharge your batteries and live your life. Explore California or any place you want, just get out there. What is that “someday I will…” for you? Have you made any steps towards making that someday come true?