Today I’ve chosen, “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” was first released on Journey’s 1981 album, “Escape”. The song only reached number six on the UK charts and nine in the US. It’s not Journey’s most successful song, but it’s definitely their most popular. “Don’t Stop Believin’” has been used in several different movies, commercials and television programs. It first appeared in the 2003 movie “Monster”, based on the notorious female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. Then recently, the song was remade by the cast of Glee and debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 (Song Facts, 2011).
On Friday, I will begin raising and training Cessna’s successor, so I thought this was a wonderful choice.
Since telling friends and family about my decision to owner-train instead of getting Cessna’s successor from a program, I’ve had an ongoing parade of comments against this choice. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many friends voice their excitement surrounding the arrival of a new fur baby. But, my family and several other friends do not understand why I would want to bring another dog into our home and go through the headache of training my own guide dog.
They also do not believe it’s possible for me to succeed without a program trainer’s involvement.
Thankfully, Huib is not one of these people. He is fully on board with my decision and actually seems mildly excited about the new family member.
I know that the journey will not be smooth sailing. But, I also know Huib and I have the skills and ability to be successful.
So…Journey…I’m going to follow your advice, and keep “believin’ and holdin’ on to the feelin’”.
4 DAYS TO GO!!