Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dreams do come true

I am here to tell you, dreams come true if you put them into reality. You can dream about having your own home, being a superstar or getting your own Porshe. However, if your passion does not run deep enough to do something about it, your dreams will never come to fruition.

Since I was a young boy I dreamed of owning a Corvette. I am sure you are familiar with us "boys", we all wanted a Vette, or wanted to be a policeman or fireman when we grew up. Well, I collected Hotwheels and Matchbox miniatures, I built many Corvette models, and as I aged and grew out of the Hotwheels stage my passion for Vettes did not go away. I new if I wanted a real Vette some day I would have to have a plan and make goals for myself.

My major goal has been to be financially sound by time I turned 50 years old. Now I am 46; I have a retirement fund started, my house will be paid off in 2 years and my daughter will soon be graduating from the Ohio State University. With all my careful planning, a little good luck rolled my way.

A 1973 Corvette Stingray, orange even, came into my focus. The car is all original and in excellent condition, not to mention the price is right. After jumping through a few hoops I acquired the car and it now rests in my garage.

The feeling I had when I first saw it sitting in my drive can only be described as surreal. It has been four days and I still need to check and make sure it is actually still there. I finally did it, I purchased my Corvette. A timeless piece of functional art. A masterpiece that will supply me many years of joy. I am naming the car Zesty, because of its energy and edginess but also because of the color, orange zest! I have read, owning a Corvette is a lifestyle. Well bring it on, I am ready for a new lifestyle to bring my youth back as I turn 50.

So tonight, I am raising my glass and toasting to everyone who owns one of these fabulous machines and to all of you who want one. I hope you achieve your dreams. Cheers!

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