I am a morning person. An early riser. I’m up at 6am during the week because my best thinking at work is done in the 7 o’clock hour, when no one else is around. Incidentally, when I get to work at 7, I always get the best parking spot.
Sometimes I wake up well before my alarm goes off. Today, it was 4am. I looked at the clock, turned over, and knew. I wasn’t going back to sleep today. I went to bed last night at 9:30, so my body was just ready to be up.
I read my book (The Marriage Plot: A Novel) for a while, then I rose, made breakfast, and enjoyed the quiet and solitude that early morning can bring.
After a few exceptionally productive morning hours and a very early lunch (it happens, especially when I’m up this early) I fell into a bit of a reverie.
Not a funk, necessarily, but an awake-dreaming state.
Today’s dreams included staring a consulting company with my best friends. Using my sales experience in a more personal way.
I was inspired by this blogger, who somehow managed to start a blog advertising company (who knew there was even a market for that?) and work from home, with her husband. Reading that during my lunch break made me realize that I too could do something like that.
Then I realized. The only thing holding me back is my financial situation. I have dreams, passions, desires. I want to help people with their websites. I can do it all.
I just need to pay off my debt and accumulate a six-month emergency fund.
Then, I can cut my hours at work and follow my dreams.
Vision is so important — knowing what I want is much more critical than being able to abstain from spending for 24 hours.
And that’s nice.