Am I doing what I most want to do during my precious life on earth?
That question leapt off the page as I read Conscious Loving Ever After by Drs. Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks. That’s a million-dollar question, isn’t it? Without a crystal ball to know how much time I left on earth, I become more keenly aware that if I’m going to choose I’d better do it. My grandfather’s dream of traveling to HI was cut short one day. My father’s aspiration to take classes with a senior discount never came to be. What am I waiting for? The voices of my elders, the examples of olders who travel in booming adventures urge me on.
It’s all about choosing, experimenting and taking action. I am trying new things, no matter how big nor small. Experimenting with new foods, adding bright colored skinny leg pants to my wardrobe, showing up at events where I don’t know anyone, making new friends. You get my drift. Some things are big…starting a new business. Some things are silly shifts…sit at the counter for breakfast.
If my choice doesn’t work, so what? The world, my world, will not end. I just will make another new choice. A key work in my previous sentence is “just.” Reminding myself that it’s no big deal, I didn’t like it or I don’t want to are all options. I feel so liberated. What’s your next choice?