Recently I’ve been chatting with a friend and it seems that many of us are realizing that we want more in our lives than what we currently have. I’m not talking of more money or things, although financial freedom is always helpful. What I’m talking about is getting back to the fire of our younger selves ~ do you know what I’m talking about? That gal or guy that you used to be before the burdens of family, work, and responsibilities took hold of your life!
Am I making any sense to you? Am I making any sense to me?
You see, I understand what my friend was talking about for I have a younger, less-fearful, more trusting self of youth that I long for ~ a part of me who reveled in fearlessly pursuing her passion and not only thrived but excelled! That girl didn’t worry about what others thought or if she was too old or if it wouldn’t work. Failure wasn’t a road block, it was a stepping stone to turn over, take the lesson and move on! It was fun to work because work was fun ~ because I was pursuing my passion! Sure there were days when I didn’t enjoy it a lot, but for the most part, I loved what I did!
Then for me, life got in the way, or better said, cancer got in my way and it’s been in the background, occasionally rearing its ugly head at the most inopportune times in life. You’d think I’d get used to it, but I don’t think you ever get used to having had cancer. You create a new normal where you try to embrace life, squeeze the happiness out of every moment, grateful that you are here with your loved ones for we never know what tomorrow brings. As survivors of illness, tragedy and life, we learn how precious each and every moment is ~ so gratitude becomes as common for us as breathing!
But back to your mind! It’s time to open the cage which has trapped your mind into the should be’s, the oughta’s and unlock the past so that we can let fly that hotshot self of youth! No matter that you are older now ~ that inner hotshot lurks just below the surface. Do you know it? Do you remember her/him? Are you ready to add a little spice to your life? To enjoy your life again? So, I’m looking to you ~
How do you do it?