Do you remember when you were 13 what you aspired to be when you became an adult? Then between the ages of 16 and 18, we had another vision of our future. I’m thinking something along the line of “taking over the world.” Serious stuff like that. (smirk) We knew it all! No one could tell us anything. The possibilities were endless. The world was wide open! Move over because we are here!!! Woo hoo!!
Somewhere between then and our fifties a whole lot of reality took over. We worked jobs we hated because we had families and responsibilities. Single parenthood was hard work but no longer frowned upon. Then, WHAM! in comes the era of the entrepreneur. I am not sure of what percent there is of triumphant individuals. Do you? I surely want to hear the numbers are high. Hard work, countless 16 hour days plus. “Do what you love, love what you do.” Is where it is at… I’m thinking “excellent!” How is that going? I am enthralled with success stories. Have one? Please, comment about it. Let us celebrate you together!
So, what is it you dream? Retirement? Vacation? Wealth? Peace of mind? Notoriety? Are you still a believer that the world is your oyster? Nasty little buggers, oysters. The thought of slurping oysters on the half shell makes me wear the face of an infant who just got handed his/her first dill pickle!! YEHK! However, give me a basket of steamers any day. Dipped in melted butter. Super yum! Move over Kentucky fried, steamers and boiled lobster are MY IDEA of “finger licking good!” Oops, sorry, had a Barnacle Billy’s in Perkins cove, Ogunquit, Maine moment. Awesome memory of a yearly tradition from my childhood and still my favorite mini vacation spot.
Through the years people change. Like the saying goes “People change and they forget to tell you.” It seems to be used in the negative sense. I got divorced because… You know the scenario. Not part of the dream, was it? Yes, people change. I ask you, did they really forget to tell you? Or, did they go thru their metamorphosis right in plain sight and you subconsciously chose not to see it? Here is an example:
I have a friend. YES, REALLY, I do! He has made some major tweaks and is right in the middle of recreating himself. A life long alcoholic, he chose to stop drinking a few months ago. He has lived with anxiety, panic and depression for a large part of his life. Instead of self medicating he has turned to professional help. He replaced hiding his challenges behind the mask of 150 proof, deflective humor and wit to seek that help. So it was not a tweak but a giant leap! It took him three different hospital visits before someone took him seriously. I find that incredibly sad. He did not give up!! What captures my interest, is those closest to him have yet to acknowledge this new life path he is striving to travel. He reads my blog and I am throwing out a heart felt cheer with pom poms waving: “Big G, little o” Go! Go! Go!
Have you noticed in the last couple of years that we love! love! love! positive quotes. Their popularity is amazing. I see people are sucking them in, posting, tweeting, sharing like never before. They inspire and give us much deserved hope! Our rose colored glasses are not quite so rosy anymore. Been there, done that, got knocked down, stood back up and continued forward to post a quote that makes me feel better about the whole ordeal. Love the concept!! And miraculously it is working!
We are surrounded and taking part with people paying it forward… Having a bad day? Let me help you by sharing this serene image topped off with a flowing font saying. Read it, savor it, soak it in, pin it to your board. Put it as a FB status! The masses of all ages are caught up in this movement, this helping each other mind set, is miraculously astounding! Who would have thought, back when I was going to rule the world, that one day, I could literally inspire people to be happier from wherever I am?
Yes indeed, once I was going to and now I am.