Never living

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There are so many things I want to do with the life I have been given.  Of course, since none of us know when our lives will end, I want to live it to the fullest.  It just breaks my heart to hear that people have to forgo any dreams because they need their job so much that they have no other choice.  Others are unsure of what will make them happy, so they muddle through the day-to-day routine, just getting by…only to hit the “repeat” cycle on the next day.  I never want to live my life that way.  I know there are going to be moments of mundane repetitiveness, but I want moments of great joy and utter excitement sprinkled in their as well.  Those moments make the everyday life bearable.  My husband told me about a new mini fun vacation that we hope to take in the next year or so and I was so excited about it — not because of the extravagant location, the great deal, or anything else that you might think of when you think “vacation.”  I was excited because it is so out of the ordinary and I want to be able to say, “I did that!” What is on your “list” of things you want to do?  I have to say that I didn’t know that this was even an option and therefore, not on my life, but I will be able to put it on and check it off.  You have to try.  Do you know why we don’t try?  Because it is easier not to — we can blame some circumstance or person as to why we are the way we are and why we make those choices.  I came across a quote a couple of weeks ago… “There are two kinds of pain in this world…the kind that hurts you forever and the kind that changes you forever.”  You can still choose.  I know what I like and what I don’t like and I am going to spend more time doing the things I like and being with the people I like.  Have you started living yet?  Why not?  What are you waiting for?  You don’t need an elaborate vacation or new clothes to live your life.  You just need to choose to say “yes” to more things instead of “no”.  Here is a perfect example — those that know me personally know that I am a tom-boy and not a glam-girl.  Yet, in the next week and a half, I am going to two (yes, 2!) “bling” parties….yes, yes, I know….I am not sure I know what is happening, either.  But we are going to go with it and enjoy the moments with my hands held high!!  But, then I won’t be able to say that I never lived.

Michelle Homme 2012 ©

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