Have you ever done anything on impulse, knowing that it was the right thing for you? I often have but I think the best and biggest example I can offer you is one impulse I acted on back in 1986.
One Wednesday in June we had gone to the local pub for the Quiz night. There was a group of us who met regularly and it was always a fun night. This particular night I got talking to someone called Pat who was a lecturer at the local college. She told me about a 2 year Diploma course offered at High Melton in Doncaster which, with an additional year at University, led to a degree. As soon as she told me about it I just knew I had to get onto this course. The following day I rang the college to ask about admissions for the September intake, to be told that the last interviews were being held on the Friday and that basically I was way too late in applying. Being the persuasive person I am I somehow managed to wangle an interview for the Friday. It took me all morning to get there as I was learning to drive at the time and the bus service to the campus was terrible. However, I wowed the interviewers and was offered a place.
My ex husband thought I was mad and placed before me all the obstacles which I would face, including the issue of transport but I would hear none of his objections. I was confident that there would be someone else from Barnsley attending who could offer me a lift and told him that within the 1st week I would have that solved. And I did!
Despite all the what ifs and maybes I just knew it would all work out and 3 years later, by then a single parent of 2, I gained my BA(Hons) with a healthy 2:1. At the time I was still in denial, trying to pretend I was part of a wider happy family so rang my Dad from a phone box over Woodhead Pass to give him my results.
"Oh I suppose that means you are cleverer than me" was his response. I bit my tongue, counted to ten and replied "I don't think that was ever in doubt"
Towards the end of last year I had another compelling vision which would involve quite radical changes for us. So far I have done little to make it a reality and for now continue to dream and wonder and plan in my mind how it can come about and what it will look like once it has happened. I hold onto the dream.
Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.