Expectations and Reality …
Have you ever had something you wanted to do ? Or something you wanted to go to ? Then after years and years finally you get the chance , what do you feel when that time comes? Excitement ? Worry ? Wonder that if this thing you wanted to do or go to may not be as good as your expectations of it are ? We all feel that I am sure , you cannot wait for the day to come , you wake up too early , you can’t wait for the time to go .Finally the day gets started , your off on something you have waited for , for a long time , get nervous as you travel to the event . For me it was wanting to go to Eastern Creek Raceway , to the Muscle Car Masters , being a sports nut , loving the very sound and smell and roar of those muscle cars as they race , to me just wonderful .
So finally I get to go , hubby and I set out at 7am , at the station by 7.15 waiting for a train , then off at Blacktown and onto a shuttle bus that takes us to the venue . We get there and the atmosphere is just electric , you can see the other enthusiasts , see the cars , hear the roar as they start up ,wonderful . As you walk around there are the displays , wow they are great ,cars from 20+ years ago immaculate and shiny and obviously well loved and taken care of , so wonderful to see so many in 1 place ,got lots of pics to use to remember that day ,the weather was also just perfect sunny and warm .
As the day goes on , the races start , the excitement mounts , and each race is great , we had a lovely spot to see it all from ,great views , also not too far from the bar ( lol ) so sitting in comfort watching these great muscle cars race ,drink in hand , was a perfect day could not have wished for a better day if I had tried. Anyone who is a petrol head would have just loved it races all day as well as displays , a lot of fun had by all .
So for once my expectations were way more than realised , this time it was way way better than I had imagined it could be . So many times have gone to things or places only to get there and think ” Is that it ?” Not this time though this time it was so good and we are both so glad we got there to witness such a day , hope 1 day to go again. My next place I want to go to if it becomes possible is Bathurst , have also wanted to go to this for many , many years and with a bit of luck this too might just happen.
It is like when I first went to The UK , I had no expectations as I had no idea at all what to expect except to finally meet with the man I had fallen in love with over the internet. That too was way above expectation and as most know I even married him , and I am so glad I did.
So I have learned that it is a good thing to have expectations , do not give up on them or your dreams , ok some may not be quite what you expect , but never to try is far worse , you will never know if it was good or not.Sometimes you just have to have faith in what you are doing , it took all my strength to get on that plane that day , I had never been out of Australia before . As I boarded I could feel my knees knocking and wondered for the thousandth time if I would make it ok , even tho I had a back up plan if it all went wrong it was still nerve wracking that very first time .After all it is a very long way from Australia to London so it was something that worried me all the way over.
So never ever give up on your dreams and expectations .