My most favorite quote ever is from Henry David Thoreau.
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness."
You wouldn't know it from the frozen state I find myself in from time to time, but I read that quote often and it truly speaks to me.
I spend time trying to make myself more brave....to make changes and do the things I really truly want to do.
As I look back, I've been Little Miss Responsible for many, many, many years...always doing what good girls should do. Always working. Always taking care of the kids and those duties that come along with raising a family.
Now that my baby is no longer a baby, and soon to leave the nest, it will just be the hubs and I...and our furry family. I think this calls for a paradigm shift.
One of my greatest fears is having much regret. I fear being stuck....in an 8 to 5 existence that does nothing for my soul and spirit. I fear not truly living the life I want to live. That creative free-spirit in me is clawing to get out.
Oh I know...she comes out from time to time...more and more as time passes. But I'm tired of her disappearing for days on end...surfacing mainly on the weekends.
Today I turn 47 years old. And I fully intend to advance confidently in to this 47th year of my life. I can't wait to see what happens!