Originally posted on Facebook HERE

I started doing the weekly “looking out my back window” posts a while ago now, so I feel like it’s a tradition. I love sitting here and taking time to reflect. So much of my time is spent drinking from a firehose. Just so many things coming at me so fast I’m just trying to keep up, whether it’s business or family or the house or the band or the dog or… you get the point. Being pulled in twelve different directions by many different situations all the time trying to maintain some semblance of sanity. About once a weekend, I get time to breathe. Not sure that’s enough. I can see why when people retire they often get busier, because they have 40 years worth of stuff they put off to get to. I have never been able to get through Thoreau’s “Walden”, even though I’ve tried several times, but maybe he had the right idea when he said “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. Things do not change; we change.”… to live the life you have imagined, you have to imagine it and see it first, and I get so caught up in day to day stuff (details), I’m not sure what that even looks like. And I think that’s what he’s saying here. Another quote from Thoreau is “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”… scary to think about. We resign ourselves to thinking that wherever we are in life is what life will be, and so many dreams go unfulfilled. You can’t get to a destination unless you know where you’re going. Works in geography and life. At least once a week I like to look at everything, think about what I’m doing with my time, where that will lead me in the future… because if you keep doing the same thing over and over thinking things will be different down the road, well… probably not. The only way to dig out of a path is to set a new course and head in that direction. The thing about life is, as you age the destination changes, so reflection is needed to keep us on course (at least it is for me)… I wish you all the best of times on your personal journey 🙂

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