I read something last week that my friend shared on Facebook. The original source was 'Amy'. I was glad I clicked on the link and took the time to read what 'Amy' had to say. I read it a number of times because she asked some thought-provoking questions. And, I actually spent the time answering them. I went with my first instinct and left it unedited. Following are the questions and my answers.
What do I obsess about? What keeps calling to me? What am I drawn to, in a way that I cannot explain?
I obsess about writing and art. I am drawn to the ocean and beach. My opportunity to create keeps calling to me.
What do I wish would happen? Is this a wish that I am hoping someone else will activate/make real?
I wish I would win the lottery and be financially comfortable and secure.
Who do I envy - and why?
I envy the people who are so confident in themselves and their vision that they persevere and achieve success. I envy people who believe in themselves because I am unsure of myself.
What I want is to believe in myself, exude confidence and pursue my dreams with perseverance.
Something else that Amy shared really opened my eyes and is worth remembering as I approach yet another birthday and pass the middle of my life, "I would remember, every step of the way - including this one, that it's not too late. It's never too late. I would remind myself of the many great artists and creators who came to their great work later in life - and I'd let it inspire me to open to my own."
Irony has not escaped me recently. It is posts like this and links people happen to share that catch me off-guard and bring me back to myself and my desires. I choose to see these tidbits of wisdom as inspiration and confirmation for me to pursue my dreams. What I want for my life and what I want my life to be matters to ME. We each have our own unique path, journey, and destiny in life. Sometimes our paths will intersect. Our meeting happens for a reason. Whether we grew up together, were roommates, or have family ties there is a reason why I know you. We were meant to be in each other's life.
Even if it was only for a moment.