The dream of traveling the country began after I saw the results I was getting from changing my thoughts. Dreams started to sprout within me and I knew that there were a million possibilities as to what I could create in my life.
One little known fact about me is that I hate watching the news. HATE IT! Nothing zaps my energy more as a “feeler” than to watch the news and having all the sorrow and pain and tragedy being displayed for us all to see. I actually relish good news and like celebrating people. TV is not my favorite thing and most of their years growing up my boys never had TV in our home. As a single mom, it wasn’t something that fit into our tight budget and it was low priority. There were many benefits to this besides saving money. The boys played outside and with each other rather than zoned out on video games and tv shows. They created a playhouse out back under the trees and got a lot of physical activity in. TV was only used to watch movies once in a while.
Soooo back to HATING the news….. One day as I was brainstorming with the boys and we were talking about travelling the country I asked them…. What if we went on a GOOD NEWS TOUR? In other words I wanted to look for the good news everywhere we went and to share it with the world! I wanted to celebrate people and their good news! I wanted to share with the world that there actually were many good things happening as opposed to all the bad we hear about on the news. I think media tries to create a skewed view of things and we buy into thinking that there really is so much hatred out there. I don't deny there is but it creates less of a feeling that there really is a lot of love out there as well. So a great way to get to know people was to ask them if they had any good news to share with the world. It was just a thought
One day as we were brain storming, I shared with the boys that I wanted to my dream was that we would have a good news tour! I wanted to travel the country and share the good news with the world. I hated watching the news. In fact to this day I still don’t watch it and haven’t for years. It is energy zapping to me to hear all the tragedy and negative things happening in the world. In fact while I was a single mom, for 8 years we didn’t watch tv. We only used it to watch movies. I wanted my kids to be outside and playing like I did as a kid instead of sitting and doing video games and watching tv all day. So I figured at the time, the best thing would be to travel the country, talk to people and find the good news and share it!
Years passed, we would discuss it once in a while. I held onto the dream and kept it tucked in my heart. The boys grew. They grew and they grew and they grew. Over time the boys got involved in school and all the extra curricular activities they excelled in. I wanted them to have those dreams fulfilled so I held off fulfilling mine. I got to the point where I became comfortable with the thought that even if I did it on my own when the boys left home, I would still travel the country one day. I knew the boys were getting to a place where they would be on their own adventures off at school or on missions or work so I began picturing myself getting into a car one day and just driving. Literally just driving off into the sunset without even a destination or thought as to where I would end up and when I felt like it I would stop where I wanted and explore the world myself. I had been single for 8 years and I was comfortable doing it on my own though the dream had always been to do with my “three stooges” as I lovingly called them. I was happily single and I was prepared to someday live that dream.
I even created a list of what I wanted in a husband
Enter Rick Diamond……….