It has been awhile since I have posted here. Chalk it up to apathy, or laziness, or the simple fact that there have been far more important things distracting me from my random musings on television, sports and awesome tunes. Let me explain where my head and heart are right now. Long musings ahead…
In my very first post on this blog, I wrote this:
Perhaps we have lost our ability to believe in something bigger than ourselves. We can easily lose sight of the bigger picture when we get bogged down in the details. We look at the fortunate fools who still believe and trust in the power of a big dream, and we are envious. We are envious because we used to be where they are. We know better now. We are smarter, too smart to believe, to dream, or to act like our lives mean something.
Here’s to the ones who haven’t become jaded and cynical enough to settle for being ordinary. Dreamers with a plan can change the world. We have seen it throughout history. We can’t all be singers, or actors, or people with a great big stage to influence huge crowds of people, but we all have a part to play. We can make a difference where we are. This is too easily forgotten. Don’t lose the belief in the impossible. That is what makes us feel alive. That is what keeps us from being ordinary and settling for an existence that can never satisfy us.
In this life evolution, every day should be a chance to become more inspired and more motivated to live the life we were born to live, and to be the people we were created to be. When I lost my full-time job over a year ago, it changed a great many things about my life. Some know-it-all egghead might call this a paradigm shift which was long overdue. Simply put, I had to make a decision to get on with my life, and find a new career doing what I love to do. This was the easy part. Embracing the return to the retail world has been a challenge, and the only saving grace I have is knowing that this will not be my future.
Some of us are lucky enough to have people in our lives who inspire us by their example and their passion for doing what they love, in addition to having mad skills in their field. I count myself as knowing a few people like this, and they have my enduring thanks for existing and generally being awesome in all things.
Hope is a powerful emotion, because without it, we are lost and our actions and lives end up being a reflection of misdirection and confusion. We need to know, not just suspect, that the future will be better for us because we are consciously acting to make that the case. Too often we are spectators in our own lives, and no life has reflected this to this point more than my own. But once the decision is made to move the ball forward, that’s where the joy comes in, no matter what small insignificant annoying thing happens in your daily life.
This is where I want to be. This is where I want to take my life. We all must make those decisions for ourselves, and we must choose to actively pursue the life we want, in concert with our families and our faith. This is how we achieve joy, no matter what circumstance of life comes our way.
Just a few thoughts. Thanks for reading. XOXO.