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LJ Idol Week 5: Build A Better Mousetrap.

A balmy breeze brushes my bare shoulders. I survey my land. It's only an acre, but it's mine. I've never owned anything like this before. A cheap used car is all I've ever had.

I'm scared. I felt confident when I drew up my business plan and presented it to the bank. Even my cosignor was impressed with everything I had lined out. My pitch was perfect. But now as I stand here on this crumbling mound of red clay, I'm overcome with nerves.

Can I really do this?

I remember it being more level when I signed the loan papers. I envisioned my future business clearly. I just knew I would be making enough to cover the loan and perhaps a bit of profit. Now I find myself wondering if I was being foolish. Did I con the bank and my cosignor into something? No... I think maybe I conned myself into this. Why did I ever think I could make this work?

Just breathe. Now I remember. The old minigolf place was horrible and run down. It only had 10 holes, and nothing about it was challenging. I know deep down inside that I can do this. I can turn this section of dirt and rock into a fun place for the community. They'll come. It'll be bigger and better than anything they've ever seen before. When people stay at the local hotel, they'll have something to do with their kids. They can make memories. I can be part of that.

I can do this.

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This is my entry for therealljidol . This story is a little true. I'm giving serious consideration to buying a piece of commercial land and starting a minigolf course. It's years down the line, but it's a dream I have. This entry is a conversation I find myself having over and over again.

Comments

That sounds so awesome! I hope you can do it one day.
Thank you! I hope so, too!
Good luck, both in the competition and with your dream.
Thank you. I really do hope someday I'm in a position to make this happen without so much fear.
Nicely done! It sound fun and terrifying.
Thank you :)
Ooh, I love mini golf! Good luck with this!
Thank you! The old mini golf place shut down forever ago but I remember having a lot of fun there as a teenager.
I like your way with words! I hope your dream comes true
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.
*hugs* Good luck!
Thank you! <3
You're welcome.
You do a great job with packing a lot of feeling into a small space; I really hope this is something you get to achieve!
Thank you! I imagine a lot of people can relate to this excitement overtaken by shocking fear. Not fun!

I hope so, as well! Thanks!
All the best for your venture..of course you can do it..don't get trapped in the voice of the pessimist..Good luck!..:)
IF THIS IS BASED ON SOMETHING YOU ARE REALLY GOING TO DO, GOOD LUCK WITH IT.
Good luck with your dream! *\o/*
Great take on the topic, and one of the few that used the full saying.