Thursday, December 1, 2011

Treasure Island Trip - Dream Big!

We visited the Treasure Island Florida area Wednesday evening-Sunday during the week of Thanksgiving.  That is in the beaches area of Tampa/St Pete here:

We really like the area from Clearwater Beach at the top left on down to St Pete Beach/Pass-A-Grille at the bottom left.  As far as nice looking, well kept residential areas along the beach go, we really like the area from Bellaire Beach on down to Madeira Beach.  Click this link to explore it on Google Maps.  There are lots of real nice large beach houses in that area, as well as lots of smaller, older quaint homes on the opposite side of the street along the inland water way.  Here is an example of the little streets that are in that area:

We think it would be great to be able to be in a nice, quiet, safe area in a house on the water in that general area within walking distance to the beach.  Then you'd have the best of both worlds.  However, since we did not particularly care for condo living while we were there, we'd definitely want to try renting a house for several days in a few areas there to experience it for ourselves and see how it goes.  We also like the Anna Maria Island area, which is just south of St Pete Beach, on the other side of the Tampa Bay inlet. 

I've mentioned before, we put potentially moving over to that general area in a 1-3 year plan.  I personally had a goal of being able to work fully from home in my current job as a preliminary goal before we'd make any sort of big change, since I love my job, but I've recently decided to wish bigger and would much rather not have to work in the regular sense of the word.  I'm not quite sure how I'll accomplish that, but I'm not going to worry about that part.  I'm just stating that is my goal and I believe the universe will deliver a way to make it happen.  I decided to dream bigger based on a post I saw on The Secret Facebook page a week before Thanksgiving:

"Do you know that as you try and work out "how" your desire will come about, you are actually pushing your desire away from you? As you try and work out "how" you can make your desire happen, you are sending a message to the Universe that you do not have your desire. If you're not emanating the exact frequency of having your desire within you, how can the Universe possibly find your signal to deliver your desire"

My overall goal is to be able to travel whenever we want, live where we want and not have to worry about working.  A lofty goal of course, since I did not win the lotto, am not independently wealthy yet and although my sisters think I look like Brad Paisley, I do not have his stock pile of cash, but I believe the universe will deliver a way.  Not sure how, not sure when, but I'm asking, I believe it will happen and I am ready to receive!  Which came from the prior week's post:

"Ask, Believe, Receive - just three simple steps to create what you want. However, very often the second step, believe, can be the most difficult one. And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take. Believing contains no doubt. Believing does not waiver. Believing is absolute faith. Believing remains steadfast despite what is happening in the outside world. When you master believing, you have mastered your life"

This is not at all where I planned to take my blog post for today, but many times I just start typing and am not sure what's going land on the page.  I'll provide some more details/pictures of the fun we had in a later post.  Hopefully this post was entertaining and perhaps inspirational.  Dream big and believe and you never know what might come your way!


Jen said...

Let's do it! Dream Big or Go Home!

Chris said...

Woot! That's the attitude!

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