Some days I feel like I am living in a state of panic -
Time is slipping away.
If I haven't made it to my "goal" by a certain day, a certain date, a certain age - then it will be too late.
Am I the only one that feels that way?
This statement really hit home for me for just that reason.
I have to remind myself that there are soooooo many things that I want to accomplish in this life.
So many things I want to try.
So many adventures I want to go on.
So many different ways I see my life playing out.
For example - some days I see myself living on a large piece of property with an enormous garden, chickens, maybe a cow and some goats and within the same week I prefer the idea of a high-ceiling artists loft in the middle of the city with everything in walking distance.
Could you get any more opposite?
I want to get some of my art work licensed; I want to increase the availability of it in stores and catalogs.
I want to see my Etsy site take flight!
I want to sky dive; hang glide, paraglide - anything that involves flight.
I want to scuba dive - I've done it once and I can't wait for more opportunities.
I can't even begin to list all of the places I want to see in the world - but a few of the top sites are Belize, Italy and Bali.
I want to learn a foreign language - preferably Spanish.
I want to take classes in cooking, art, calligraphy, life drawing. . .
I want to own a cottage somewhere that I can escape to on the weekends and paint. It could be in the mountains, on the coast -I'm not picky. Just somewhere "away".
I want to sing in a choir.
I want to sing with a band.
I want to perform on stage in a musical -something I haven't done for over 20 years.
I want to live in a foreign country for a year.
I want to learn how to make artisan breads.
I want to go on a silent retreat and spend my days in prayer and meditation.
I want to live fully every second of my life.
It makes me overwhelmed thinking about it- partly with anticipation and partly with sadness - because I know that I will not be able to accomplish everything on the list.
But the reality is this -
they don't all have to be done at the same time or right away.
Life is a journey.
The process itself is part of the adventure.
And as long as I am always moving forward, then I am on the right track.
As long as I am dreaming and longing for new adventures, I know that I am alive.