Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thoughts on you are not special

So at the age of 30 (still for a couple more days) and the mother of a beautiful and amazing 6-year old daughter I find this speech to hold true and be truly motivational.

As the people around me know I have been trying to live my life for me now rather than living to the expectations of the world and I wish someone had told me this was "Ok" or the thing to do at a younger age.

At Graduation I was told to "Aim for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" but I don't think I understood the true meaning of this phrase. To me when I graduated high school I understood that I was suppose to go to university and get my degree. While I was doing that I found a man, got a house, got a car, got married, had a daughter, got a professional career.  I did everything that I was "suppose to do" and I suppose that I was waiting for inspiration and passion to find me - I have been waiting for my chance to change the world but I haven't been trying to find it.
"The point is the same: get busy, have at it. Don't wait for inspiration or passion to find you. Get up, get out, explore, find it yourself, and grab hold with both hands." - David McCullough Jr. 
This is not to sound like I haven't lived my life - I have I just haven't been living every day and I haven't been "carping the heck out of the diem" and it's time for that to stop.

Fear is such a large motivating factor for a lot we do - it keeps us from doing things we truly want to do, from what we are called to do, it keeps us doing the same thing that we are doing and If I can look at my feet hanging out of a plane 9,000ft and jump why the heck can't I do the things that scare me on the ground?

For those of you "in the know" I am about to embark on a scary transition - frankly it scares the bee-jesus out of me but I can't help laughing because so many people around me think that "I grab life by the balls with both hands" only time will tell if it was the right decision or not but quiet frankly does it matter? Even if it was the wrong decision I shall then learn from it.

"I can either let my decisions and mistakes define me or change me - the choice lays with me and only with me." - Me (27/04/12)

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