Thursday, October 22, 2009

Getting Wiser

Because clearly I am not getting any older. Or at least I am in denial of the fact that in a mere 5 months and two weeks I will be breaking ground into a new decade. Or will I. . . I guess I am in denial.

Do you ever wonder though, do you ever just sit back and wonder and ponder all of the changes, places and people that have passed through your life over the years. Do you ever look back and wonder why did that happen or what if this didn't happen, where would I be, what would that bring?

I guess I am a firm believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason. I guess I am also a firm believer in the fact that you have to live each day to the fullest and not take a moment for granted. We get one turn on this merry-go-round, might as well make it a good one, right? Might as well try everything we can. Might as well do all we can do. Might as well not question, but just go with the flow and grasp on and enjoy the ride.

Sometimes I look back on different moments in my life and think about how wonderful each step has been. Granted, there have been some that have not been so wonderful as well, but I guess we have to get through those in order to get to the REALLY good ones.

I think that we create our own lives. We choose our own attitudes. We decide which path we want to go down, now granted, some trees will fall in our paths along the way, but we still get to decide how we deal with them. Whether or not we want to chop right through them, whether or not we want to rise above it and go right over, or whether or not we think creatively and work our way around them. No matter what, we are still in charge of this journey.

Just been thinking today. That's all. Just been thinking about how lucky I am that I have chosen to be where I am right now. Just thinking about how happy I am with the life I have chosen right now. Just appreciating all that life has offered me so far. And just knowing that no matter what, anything else that life decides to throw at me, I am ready for it.

As I approach this new decade, there are definitely some things in life that I am still waiting to take on. You have to leave some of the good stuff for later on, right?

In honor of all of this, I am creating another list. Because I need another ta-da list. 40 things before I am 40. . .I will let you know how I am doing. But I am going to keep the list to myself!

1 comment:

lisagh said...

What a wonderful perspective you have. I can say as a person only 3 years into this decade you're about to enter, it's great. Really my life has never been better and mentally, I've never been stronger and more focused. (the creaks and crooks of my body are another thing all together).

You're going to enter your 40s like a brilliant star, I just know it!