Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wise Words for your Wednesday

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from."  Seth Godin

Now that's a concept. I may not necessarily have my "dream job" and I know for sure that I am not "following my passion" as it pertains to my work, so this quote hits me square in the nose.  I do however, make it a point to enjoy my life as much as possible, find fun as often as possible, never miss an opportunity to indulge in simple pleasures and keep a positive mindset. Everyday is a possibility for the unexpected to happen. There really is no excuse for not attempting to live your best life and follow your dreams. In my perfect world, I would be a songwriter/lyricist/producer and be paid well to do it. LOL ! I know I have the talent to write poetry and lyrics. I love music. So what is the problem ? Simply put, my own issues. Practicality. How I was raised. Being a first generation college graduate. Being the oldest grandchild. Pressure to set an example. Stability. You know the drill. But at this point I am old enough to make my own choices, follow my own dreams,  take a leap of faith or just try. Hmmmmmm..........somethings to ponder on this wonderful Wednesday.

Are you living your best life ?  What is your dream job ? What could you do everyday for free ?

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


Tarsha! said...

J!!!! I LOVE this let me go back to read the rest of your post! LOL

Tarsha! said...

All of this! This is so funny as I have a similar post pending for my own blog!

I can honestly say I am not living my best life because I keep getting in my own way.

Alas, the older I get the more I want to do what I want to do; what makes me happiest. The same dreams about my life I had in my 20s are the same I have now. I want to tTravel, whereever, whenever; Own a several small businesses (a grill, a concert venue and a school)

I say you should go for it! Take that least you can say you TRIED!

Beautifully Complex said...

Exactly.If I am honest, I have always been passionate about the same things from an early age. "We"stand in the way. Time keeps moving on, life is short, we need to get beyond the doubts.

Anonymous said...

To both of you take my advice. Mama Sez: Go for the gusto. You start with baby steps. Jumping in feet first is exciting but plan the leap. Perhaps you can start realizing your dreams one project at a time, maybe part-time, maybe as a consultant.

Time brings wisdom. Be wise but make a move that makes you happy.

Beautifully Complex said...

Thanks for the sage advice. Planning is key. These are great suggestions !