“If you can dream it, you can do it,” said the famous Walt Disney quote. And a Filipina based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada is a liv
ing proof to this as she ‘visualized’ her dream car, worked hard, and finally got it nearly 12 years later.
In 2010, Racz Kelly passed by a car and thought of having the same kind someday.
In a Facebook post, she recalled how she determined she was going to make it happen, “November 2010, nadaanan ko itong convertible car, sabi ko sa caption, ‘Someday, I’ll have this. I’ll make it happen.'”
Fast forward, she is now working as a full-time salesperson, real estate investor, and a digital content creator in Canada—and the demands of her busy l
ife as a superwoMOM require a new car that she can use whenever she needs to.
“This month, I was hired as a salesperson. Sabi ng boss ko, need ko raw magtraining sa office namin for 4-6 weeks. Namroblema ako ng sasakyan kasi nagsi-share lang kami ni James dahil pareho kaming work from home. Magstart na rin si Tracey ng school so kelangan na may magagamit si James panghatid at pagsundo (8 a.m. pasok ni Tracey at 2 p.m. ang uwi). ‘Di talaga puwede na mag-share kami kasi 5 a.m. pa lang, aalis na ako ng house para sa training ko, then ang dating ko sa house ay 4 p.m. na,” she shared.
With this, she started browsing cars online. While looking at some second-hand vehicles, she saw a familiar car, and thought of the dream she had many years back. But then, as a mom who values “needs” more than “wants”, she was hesitant at first.
“‘Di ko talaga target na bilhin,” she said. “Sabi ko, hindi practical kasi pang-summer lang siya.”
However, when she checked the price, she found out that the car was actually being sold below its market value as no one from the owner’s family members will be using it now. Aside from this, they also have two cars now but only one can fit in their garage.
“Gusto lang pala siya i-dispose ng may-ari dahil wala nang gagamit (mahabang story) at two cars nila pero iisa lang ang kasya sa garage nila,” Racz shared.
After a few more considerations, Racz finally purchased her dream car as a birthday gift and a reward for herself.
“Nagdalawang isip pa rin ako kahit mura na siya, 1/3 cheaper siya compared sa market value. Then kanina, tumawag yung seller, binababaan pa lalo. Ayun, sabi ko kay James, bilhin na namin. ‘Pag ‘di ko nagustuhan, puwede natin ibenta ng market value. Kumita pa tayo,” she said.
“Then, pinakita ko kay James ang post ko 12 years ago. Natuwa lang ako sa convertible na ‘yon kasi ang cute. ‘Di pa ako marunong mag-drive noon. At knowing me and my husband, practical kami at ‘di talaga bibili ng ganito. Pero ayon, after a bunch of reading/research (price, fuel efficiency, reliability, and parts availability), binili namin ito. This would be my advance birthday gift/reward for having a new job. #FirstCar na ako ang pumili.”
See? Hang on to your dream. Visualize it and in the near future, you’ll have it!