“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied” Arnold Glasow
I have an aspiration – an intention if you will – to find a place to live in Washington DC for a period of two weeks in August. Here’s the catch. I am on a very tight budget till the end of the year so I trying to keep my expenditures to a minimum. I’d rather not have to pay to stay.
My purpose for being in DC is to spend time with my 15 year old son who lives in the greater DC area (Frederick, MD). I only get to see him a couple of times per year, so my time in DC is important. Current estimates for a place in DC (i.e. hotels, apartments, Airbnb, etc.) is about $1K for two weeks. So I’m looking for alternatives. I want to spend time with my son and not go into debt doing it.
You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you all this in a blog post.. I am writing this piece to put what I want out to the world – a free place to stay in DC. Here’s my position: The simple act of blogging, then sharing, will bring something to the surface (an opportunity). Posting manifests what I want and changes my perception about what is possible for me. To the point – if I post it, it (a place to stay) will come. (Note: I’m also doing this to make a point about the hyper inflated value of goods and services today. Seriously – a studio apartment for $2500 per month? Hotel rooms for $350 per night? Crazy.)
I have come to believe that an overwhelming number of us today, are disconnected; cut-off from our emotional selves and unable to ask for what we need or want in our lives, relationships and jobs. We avoid challenge. We use external props to numb out the pain. “I feel stuck with no escape insight” – sound familiar? So I write this as a motivator; for me and for those who read this blog. To do the unthinkable. To move toward the edgy stuff that is easy to shy away from. To reconnect with who you are and what you want.
Like the famous quote from the bible, “ask and ye shall receive”. There is power in getting what one wants in life. When we get our needs met, it strengths our sense of well-being. But we must manifest through actions – as words and thoughts will simply not do it alone.
So I’m asking.
I will also be posting an ad on Craigslist DC , blasting to social media and reaching out to acquaintances to help further my cause. Want to know how you can help? Share this post with someone you know. Help me do the extraordinary. I might do the same for you sometime. If you ask.