Last updated on April 1st, 2012 at 02:39 pm
Welcome to July and National Ice Cream Month!
The heat of summer comes and goes here in Northern California.Â Living close to the ocean has its perks along with thick, cold fog.
But the warm days have officially started, and the office is finally hot enough to turn on the fans. The heat (and PMS) made me think about ice cream and dreams.
You remember when you were a kid and heard the ice cream truck coming? You would stop everything and run to get money to make sure you caught that truck.
Here’s a question for you – would you do the same for your dream?
We didn’t have many ice cream trucks showing up at our house stuck in the hills, so my ice cream opportunities were rare.
I remember many summer days hanging with one of my friends, running in the sprinklers, waiting to hear that magic music.
The energy and excitement was amazing, and of course, the reward was cool creamy heaven on a hot day.
Does your dream make you excited?
My favorite part of hearing that truck was trying to figure out where it was coming from by the sound bouncing off the houses. Then there was the mad scramble to find a mom (any mom) with change so we could bounce up and down squealing until she gave up the cash.
Do you know which way your next dream opportunity is coming from?
Running down the street to catch that truck was the best. We were kids, remember? Kids with tons of energy.Â I’m sure the driver was thrilled when he finally could give us the treats so we would take our endless girl exuberance back down the street from which we came.
How far and how fast would you run for your dream?
Fast forward to today and hustling toward our dreams on a daily basis.
If you are on the right dream track, you should be excited about your dream. Our goals may differ, but the energy and excitement of seeing that dream come true should be keeping you going. Excited dreamers pay attention to the opportunities which are hidden – and foster the ones knocking on the door.
I may not be able to jet down the street like I used to, but I sure can follow-up, track down and contact as many people as I need to for my next dream step.
What flavor is your dream? If someone asked you today to describe it, could you step up to the counter and place your order?Â Are you chasing it down the street?
Here’s to a cool and creamy July, and to keeping your eyes and ears out for your dream opportunities.Â Â Just for fun, I’m leaving you with this video on how to make ice cream in a plastic bag –
Every time you look at the ice cream, think about your dreams.
Happy cones to you.
Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her. Her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, and Twitter background designs on Twitter And Beyond Dot Com. She also teaches Social Media tactics for business, besides being CEO of her own web design company. Heather’s post day is Thursday.
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and blogger who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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