All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney
I dropped the kids off at school today. It’s the first day in months and months and months that Rob’s been at work, the kids have been at school and I’ve been home with nothing to do. No work. No plans. No obligations. Nothing.
For the first time in what feels like forever, I have the freedom to think. To breathe. To relax.
One in particular dream has been swirling around in my mind lately. Any time my mind has time to wander, it seems to wander to this particular place.
This dream is still its infancy stage, but my dream is a dream none-the-less.
On my way back from dropping my kids off at school this morning I decided to take a detour. There’s a store closing in downtown Albany that I’ve driven by many times each week. I decided to stop by today and got a chance to talk with the owner and poke around the building. It would make a wonderful location for a bakery, in my humble opinion.
By the time I left, my brain was already arranging furniture and designing my commercial kitchen.
But alas, I recognize this dream is still far off. I’m sure this particular building will be rented by a new tenant before I have another free day to even think about turning my dream into reality. But still, I think taking the time to let myself dream a little is further solidifying my desire to open up a bakery someday.
Slowly but surely I think I shall develop a plan. I shall do some research. I shall let my mind wander.
Here is a list of things I can think of off the top of my head that it will take to make my dream into a reality:
A business license
Capitol for start up costs
A bazillion incidentals that all cost money, like a cash register, coffee supplies, pans, boxes, shelving, displays, etc.
Well, at least I got one thing crossed off the list. It’s the most important thing, if you ask me. Okay, maybe not the most important thing, but it’s an important place to start, for sure!
As for the rest of those things—unless the people who can make those things happen accept payment in the form of cupcakes and scones, well… the rest might still have to wait a while.
But today, I’m going to take the first step. I’m going to put aside the $30 I made from making and delivering 4 dozen petite maple pecan scones this week. I’m going to see what I can do about using that $30 to make $60. Then I will see what I can do about making that $60 turn into $120… until someday I have enough set aside to fund my dream.