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Spontaneous Road Trip to Life

I can remember the exact thought and feeling of a time in 1994 while living in Phoenix, Arizona. I was driving down the road to work in Scottsdale and I had the window down. 

The feeling of absolute bliss in my life hit me. The sky was blue the weather warm. I stuck my head out of the window and shouted, "I wasn't born here...but I got here as soon as I could!" Life felt perfect then. I knew I was where I was supposed to be in that moment. I had arrived!

It all changed with one phone call from my Mother in Kentucky. My Dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and it had spread into his bones.  My fragile world all crashed around me and I cried in the floor of my apartment for days. A neighbor from across the way became concerned and knocked upon my door. He brought me flowers and food and helped me figure out what to do. I think now that he was an angel sent to watch over me.

After storing all my things I flew back home to live at the farm and care for my Dad. I was there every moment I could be till the end. I have such wonderful memories of our talks and Dad knew just how deeply I loved him. I had to let go of him right before his birthday in 1995.

Dad had been a classic car collector and was so proud of all his "babies". When he had bought his convertible white Cadillac with the tail fins he knew it was one of his dreamcars. I got my love of cars from him. I'm not a big trader. I tend to keep one forever and baby it.  My favorites have been sportscars and I bought my first one in 1982. The last one  I had was traded in to buy my Mom a new car. She gave me her old one and I used it to become the Realtor I am today! LOL

After 4 years with Mom's car I finally started dreaming of a sportscar again. I started researching then imagining every aspect of a certain one. I knew the color, interior, specs, mileage, weight, speed, etc. I studied all the websites where it was sold used and joined a forum of car-lovers of that car. I went to a dealership to drive one...it was already sold. One spin around the lot and I knew I would have one soon. I thought about the car that it was already mine. I made room in my garage to park it. I was going to manifest this particular car in my life.

A week ago last Friday...I truly released it to the universe. I had done everything I could. All followups by me and others on available cars across the USA for 4 months had been futile. That night I saw another one on eBay and I sent the dealership an email. By 9AM I got the call from the salesman and by 11A I was on the road with one of my best friends to Chicago to buy this car. If someone had asked me on Friday what I would be doing on Saturday it wouldn't have been that I would be driving 6 hours to Chicago to buy a car.  It was destiny.

Two things confirmed I was doing the right thing. They had to do with lucky numbers. Remember my Lucky Monkey 203 story? The mileage was 17203. The salesperson said the dealership had been in business since 1956. That was the year my Dad started his Greyhound Bus Station. Suddenly, I felt comfort wash over me that Dad had something to do with this. He was was sending me a message and helping me get my dreamcar!

We pulled into the dealership  and there it was! I didn't ever have a moment of hesitation to buy it. Everything had fallen into place perfectly within hours. No snags at all. Within an hour I was driving it back to Kentucky. Dad would have been so proud. Sitting in the car I felt him hugging me.

This post is about how your thoughts become your reality. When you want something bad enough it materializes for you. Spend time to focus on exactly what it is. Live and breathe it like you have it in your life now.

When everything lines up and people(angels) are in place to help to get what you want...believe in it. Take the leap and own it. As soon as you start questioning and focus on a fear all this support and help will crumble and blow away in the wind. Take the leap and get what you want today...if you were to die tomorrow you would at least have enjoyed it for a day.

"Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now!" 

Rumi

 

Lizette Fitzpatrick - Broker of Lizette Realty in Richmond, Kentucky.

Rated number #1 featured Kentucky Realtor on Activerain.com and Localism.com. Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun! For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse FarmsMadison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington, Kentucky click on Lizette.us.

See for yourself what Lizette's extraordinary clients have to say about their Kentucky real estate experience.

 

Comment balloon 25 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • August 08 2007 11:11AM

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so what did you get?!?!

 no pictures for your fans?

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago

David, It's sweet to hear you are a fan! It is a 2004 Crossfire. Here's the pic of when I first saw it at the dealership in Tinsley Park.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

"... if you were to die tomorrow you would at least have enjoyed it for a day."

Lizette, that is the way I think about each day. I'm sorry about the loss of your father, but I was captivated by your story.  I finally bought my dream car last week, and I had the same thoughts as you. I told myself that, if I only drive it for one day, at least I realized my dream.  Thanks for sharing your story.

 

Posted by Leon Austin, Colorado Springs Mobile Notary (Mobile Notary Services) over 11 years ago
Leon - That's fantastic! Since David Podqursky has insisted that I post a pic of what I bought I will carry on the new tradition and ask you too. What did you buy? Post your dreamcar pic here.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
WOW Lizette - this was a very moving post for me. My father lives in Arizona and has prostate cancer.  You have touched a chord in me that's ringing loud and clear!  There is so much more to just living life and paying the bills while trying to raise a family.  Life is precious, the moments, the memories, the relationships....that's all we really have.  Well....and you have a new car!!  Big Smile.  Thanks for sharing this post.  It was very touching and powerful. Love it, love it, love it!!   BTW - Glad David asked about the car, I was wondering the same thing as one of your biggest fans!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 11 years ago
Great looking car Lizette...I guess you believed really hard!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Brad - It's funny that when I was in Arizona I was searching for meaning in my life. Everything became clear after I left. Now even though Dad is gone I feel complete. What happened with that car showed me how I could use my thoughts to achieve anything. I think sometimes we feel we are not magical enough to create. The good thing is that everyone can learn how to do it.  You have a chance to have it all just by channeling your thought. I do hope you enjoy every moment you can with your Dad. That's a part you can't do over. Thanks for letting me know.  

Joan - I can hardly believe it happened. Every now and then I open the garage door just to check. It may only be a dream! 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Lizette--This is such a great tribute...To your dad, your mom, your life. What a wonderful read! You truly know how to live life to the fullest. Thanks for sharing...Love the cute little car! :)
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago
Lizette - what a great read! thanks for sharing a wonderful way to end my day on AR and head to bed.... can not wait and see what tomorrow brings :o)
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

Teri - Thanks for the complement. I appreciate that I have a life to wake up to.

Thesa - It's great I could provide some reading to help you go to sleep. Have as fabulous week! 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
You are an amazing human being Lizette Fitzpatrick!! You are such an encouragement to me. Because of your life experiences and positive energy, I know that I have a life ahead! 35 baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My biggest milestone yet! Love ya!
Posted by Amy Coates over 11 years ago
I loved that!  And that's how I think. Live today like it's the last day...and everyone else's as well. Thanks for a morning heartfelt story.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

Lizette,

   Great story! Sorry to hear about your father. Glad to hear you bought your dream car!! Have you ever

read the book The Secret? It is all about positive thoughts and how they can bring what you want into your

life. If you haven't I am sure you would enjoy it. Some of it I wondered about but all in all I found it to be a

great book. 

Posted by Trace Galle (Designs by Trace) over 11 years ago

Amy - That was sweet! Thanks! You have so much life ahead of you. Get out there and enjoy it!

Sally - Good to hear from you. Thanks for reading. Hope you have a end of your week.

Trace - Yes, I have read it. I started making the changes to believe in my thoughts in the middle of the  nineties. I had a fantastic teacher(guru).Wish I had thought to write that book "The Secret"!

 

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Lizette - what a wonderful story!  Thank you for sharing.  I do believe that your dad was putting in the fix for you to have your dream.  Dads are like that. You made the right choices and will have lasting memories.
Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago
Lizette - thank you for sharing about your Dad.  My Dad passed away in 2002 after battling prostate cancer for 14 years.  He was quite a fighter (and my Mom was 6'0 and blonde!) ...  I, too, believe that my Dad watches over me and every now and again, when I'm quiet, I can almost hear him encouraging me on.   Thanks again.
Posted by Calie Waterhouse, Community Builder over 11 years ago

Wonderful story, Lizette.  Congratulations on your new car ...the lucky numbers and involvement of your Dad is truly amazing. I've had these kinds of interventions in my own life, so I understand and believe, like you,  that people who love us,  help us even after they are gone.

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 11 years ago

Carol - Yes, I believe Dad would have wanted me to go get it. It feels good to know he is still here in small ways.

Calie - I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. It's good you can always feel him around you. You must have been a Daddy's girl like me.

Jo-Anne - I believe it's true. There is never a disconnection for me.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

of course I'm a fan

wanna race??

GO CATS!

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago
Lizette, I LOVE these stories.  Focus and determination on something you want so much produce it---so many people don't understand that, I'm glad you've got "The Secret."!!  And your new car---so what are you getting next?
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 11 years ago

David - You are too funny!

Carole - Good to see you are back! I've missed you! I haven't quite focused on the next thing. Let me think on it a few days.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago
I believe GOOD THINGS come to those who wait!  You were patient and now are enjoying a dream you've had for awhile...  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  I loved the story too!!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) about 11 years ago
Beautiful post, and I bet you look good driving that cool car!  Enjoy, you deserve it, your post made me smile.  I love it when people share their joy!
Posted by Nancy Siau, Selling Coastal SC (The Lachicotte Company An Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's ) about 11 years ago
Thanks Nancy! Your comment made my day!
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago

Hi Lizette - my heart broke reading your story, and then it soared when I read of your pursuit of that dream car, and really smiled when I saw that you got it, and loved seeing what it is.  How wonderful for you, and I'm certain your dad played a role in that.  I know what that hugging feeling is you felt when you were in your car for the first time.  I lost my mom 2 years ago, and there are times when I feel that hug, too.  And I was lucky to be with her for some time to the end.

Enjoy your car and your memories of your dad - clearly a very special bond of love there.

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 11 years ago

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