After a little research, I found out that a blue moon occurs about every two and a half years and statically, almost always in a month that has 31 days. Not so rare that it only occurred once in a lifetime but still worth a discussion.
My research also veered toward superstitions. It is believed the blue moon holds magical powers where if you plan a goal under the blue moon then it will come true. As with anything magical, your wishful goal shouldn't be taken lightly. Your goals should be worded with precision so interpretations cannot be skewed.
I've come up with a few goals for myself. This includes publishing my book and watching it become a New York Times bestseller! Hey, I dream big.
Others are a bit smaller, more immediate, and practical like repainting the bathroom, scraping up the grass under my deck to put down river stones, and helping my twins attain their goal to master riding their bikes without training wheels.
I also want health and happiness for my entire family. Some of that plan is a little fuzzy but I know some areas to start on. One deals with my oldest daughter.
It's no secret that I write with bullying and prejudices in mind and every story contains these underlying messages against them. This stems from my daughter. She is both mentally and physically delayed and looking out for her best needs is a daily occurrence. I am the kind of person who would speak up for not only my daughter but anyone who is treated badly or wronged. I don't jump to conclusions and listen to both sides, diplomatically, but in the end, I would stick up for the underprivileged, the young, and those who don't know they are being picked on...those like my daughter.
She has reached an age where she, her parents, and school are struggling to find her a job. She won't go to college but she still has a lot to offer the world and the stubborn drive to accomplish it. Finding the right job based on her abilities has been challenging. She has worked several internships over the past three years and has gained skills at each, but we live in a small rural community where vast, welcoming businesses just aren't here. There are a few though and even with no guarantee that they will hire her, it is my hope, my plan, my wish against the blue moon that they will.
Sorry if I'm getting this out a little late in your day. I know some of you may even have the sun rising now. But whether you made your plans on the blue moon or hadn't, I'd love to read a comment on your hopes, dreams, and plans for the future.