I’ll try just about anything once. Well, maybe not anything … you’ll never catch me jumping out of a plane, bungee jumping or running more than 5 miles at a time. But over the years I have tried this or that, dabbled here and there and enjoyed doing it. I used to think that this made me an indecisive flake. Not so much anymore. Now I truly believe that I had to try all these different things to know if they were a good fit for me. Granted, some things you just know won’t fit and you don’t have to try it (i.e. skydiving) but for the most part, at least for me, I had to do the thing in order to know that I shouldn’t be doing the thing.
I don’t regret any of the experiences that I’ve had over the years. They were all things that I had to do in order to get to the point where I am right now. And for the record, right now, in this very moment, I am happier than I have ever been. The path in front of me is going to be challenging but I’m ready.
I often envy people who grab hold of what they want in life at an early age, make a plan and follow it through to completion, never getting distracted or deviating from the plan. It must be nice to be that focused. I wasn’t blessed in that way. I want to be able to try a bunch of different things until I find that one thing or things that make my heart do back flips. I mean, if I had caught the fitness bug 20 years ago and began competing then, I’d surely be a professional at this point and perhaps asking myself, “what happens now?” I don’t know.
The collage below is only a small snippet of the things that I’ve done over the years. Things that interested me and I just had to pursue. That’s one of the things that I like about me. I won’t write another book or sing in front of an audience again and I probably won’t ever play the piano, but I had such a good time when those things were my focus. At the end of my life I don’t want to be one of those people who say, “I wish I would have …” I want to be able to say, “I’m so glad I did!”