Post # 1
just wanted to get this out…
2 partners and I bid on a piece of real estate today and lost. 🙁 the plan was to open a business that would have really been a dream. this location/set up is really irreplicable, but of course we’ll be looking for alternatives though the chances of finding something else feasible is low.
it was a closed bid auction, the crazy low foreclosure sale price was 60k, the assessed value was 91k. We came in at 85k and some change, which was the 2nd best bid. The winner bid 150,500!! so nothing we would even be interested in coming close to. in fact, they’re idiots for bidding that much; i dunno what they have planned. and yes there is a small glimmer of hope their deal falls through and we get it, but i can’t focus on that slim chance.
i didn’t think i was that bummed, but i’ve been in a weird mood since i got home from work and finally i was all the sudden crying. laughing at myself now! i’ve got that ‘now what?’ feeling going on.
any stories of times your plans/dreams fell through and what happened after? wonderful happy endings anyway??
i didn’t think i was that bummed, but i’m feeling it a little bit. wanted a positive outlet! thank you bees!
Post # 3
@chillinchillin: I’m sorry you didn’t get your bid. I think that this means that there’s something better for you that you don’t even know about yet!
My dream: Be the first in my family to graduate from a state unveristy. Not just any university, but my dream university in my hometown. Applied while I was in high school, not accepted. Not even wait listed!!!!
13 years later after getting my AA at the local community college and working full time and making my way up the corporate ladder at my Fortune 100 company….I can say that I finally graudated from my dream university this past August.
I doubt that it will take you this long to get the house of your dreams. But, I just never gave up and perservered…and now that I’ve achieved my dream I have a brand new dream—Getting married to the man of my dreams (current BF!). We are working towards it and it’s only a matter of time. PS-I’ve been upset that it didn’t happen by our original timeline (engagement was hopefully going to happen last Dec to April of this year), but, SO got delayed with his schooling so who knows when it will happen. I’ve still got my fingers crossed and I’m just waiting patiently in the mean time!
Keep you head up and your eye on the prize bee! Good luck!
Post # 4
Well its not quite like yours but I moved a small town…compared to my home town was a big town. that only had one real college (the other is long distance and limited majors) I met my soon to be DH the first month. he was a towny. I was an outdoor leadership major and i happened to pick a cheap school that kind of major. i loved my teachers, i loved my classmates, the town, everything. i was on the deans list. but one summer. the third one since i had gone there. well found out by word of mouth my college went bankrupt……seriously. what was i going to do???? i only had a month to get back and where was i going to live? what was i going to do. anchorage….a city and i hate cities. is the only place i can go. by the way its like 2000 miles from here. maybe more. plus i just found the love of my life ( his career is here)and i have to move. to a city to learn outdoor leadership??! i decided not to and changed my major. did a program threw the “other college” decided to become a certified nursing assistant. big difference in ODL major. But it turned out to be the best thing i could have done. now years later im a Patient navigator for the colorectal program at the main hospital in town with a flipping corner office and a view of the freaking ocean/mountians. i kayak, fish and hike on my time off all the time.
i could keep going. we bought a commercial fishing boat last year. dont want to get to into it. but well the boat needed ALOT more work than we thought. to the point that we never would have bought it. at least not for 60,000. which is a bit less then what we will have to put into it. but we are doing it and its not done yet. but i have faith it will all work out and guess what? turn out to be the fishyest fishing boat ever!!:) ill let you know
This reminds me of a video my boss had us watch . “who moved my cheese” you should utube it. the cheese is well anything in your life. and that people are usually obsessed with the cheese that was there , instead of dusting themselves off and looking for new cheese. its kind of cute and makes sense.
hope it works out!! im sure it will!
Post # 5
thank you so, so much bees for your thoughtful and kind responses! i know we will press on with this dream or some other one, I was fine with it all day and then it kinda got to me! thanks for the encouragement, it really means a lot! i really appreciated your personal stories and successes as well!!
Post # 6
I was so happy to have tested out of “Reading” as a high school course. Then they changed the requirements and I had to take it. It was easy. My teacher was so impressed with me that he invited me to TA for his government class. That introduced me to Youth Court, where I began to volunteer. I formed a close bond with the judge. His recommendation helped earn me a scholarship. He later married my husband and I. It was amazing how many wonderful people and opportunities unfolded after one disappointment.