While sitting at my house, I was looking at all the stuff that I had accumulated over the years. It is amazing how we buy things just to buy them. The stuff sits in our houses collecting dust. While our dreams of a life we always wanted wait until one day when the kids get out of school, our nation elects a new president, or the years we retire. But many people forget the dream and over time it slowly dies.
Do you know that feeling?
So many of us work, work, work, but so few of us live.
I have a friend name Holly. Her dad worked 80 -90 hours a week during the best years of his life. He has a giant laser disk library, a laser disk player, tons 8-tracks, and a large projection T.V.
Now with a ton of money in the bank, he can do anything he wants. The only problem is he can’t because of his poor health.
Every year, I set goals for myself. In the past I set the goal of just visiting 3-5 parks a year. This year I set the goal of visiting every Major League Baseball Park. In the last three years my son Chris and I have visited 10 ball parks. We were on track to finish them in about 3 to 4 years. I knew over time this goal would be completed.
Sometimes when you set a goal it just gets bigger.
With gas prices at an all time high, why would I want to travel?
When it comes down to it you choose.
I can travel this summer because I choose:
- To live a debt free lifestyle.
- Didn’t get a second mortgage on my house.
- Drive a used car instead of buying a new one.
- Live in a house that cost no more than twice my annual income.
By making these choices I have the freedom to travel anywhere I would like to go.
While any of my friends have $250,000 houses, drive $30,000 S.U.V.’s, and wear designer clothes.
Chris and I will:
- Travel to 30 different cities.
- Watch many great baseball games.
- Have some father and son time.
- Create memories together and different experiences.
Don’t let your dream die. Go out and make it happen. Set a goal, write it down, create a plan of action, then most importantly act (Do something).
I will be writing about our adventures throughout the Summer of 2012. You’re invited to follow along as we go to 30 Ballparks in 90 days.
I’ll see you. At the Ballpark!