Wake Up!  

ncfantasyseeker 46F
74 posts
6/4/2006 10:54 am

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6/8/2006 7:26 am

Wake Up!

As I rush through life, handling business, chasing details, running things...

I notice I rarely play anymore. I tell myself to play, to enjoy.... but there's a million things to do and everyone is expecting this and that from me........

I hear my soul yelling WAKE UP!! Before it's too late, WAKE UP!

So, I'm off to do a million things I should do and none of the things I want.

For all you bloggers out there....... Do not becomed trapped by your life.... It's your life, don't let it pass you by...

As for me, I will continue to sneak an hour here, a date there until finally I am playing on a regular basis again....

Man! If ONLY I were 20 again! I wouldn't let it pass without enjoying the freedom youth give you. Not the second time anyway!

goodguysneedit2 56M

6/4/2006 11:28 am

Well said NC!!! Life gets ahold of us doesn't it?
Now...if I can just find that playmate!

rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
6/4/2006 11:52 am

I'm trying to build my play into my work....

timberwolf6972 44M

6/4/2006 12:56 pm

I try to keep things at a slower pace so that I can enjoy life. I take care of what I can and I don't worry about the things that I can't get to.

puntachueca 105M

6/4/2006 1:23 pm

well said!! listen to her...because you don't want to be learning this lesson 25 years later.

XpertLeader 37M
3 posts
6/4/2006 2:11 pm

I work hard, I play hard as well.

ShaneLiveLife 50M

6/4/2006 2:11 pm

Hi !

earlier in my life I faced a similar situation.

There were times when frankly I had no fun in my life at all.

I hope this doesn’t sound too heavy but several thoughts helped me work through this and perhaps they might be helpful:

1. realisation that I was not living the life I wanted provided motivation to change - the voice inside me saying " what the hell are you doing ? ".

2. realisation that I decided how I lived my life and my life was basically shaped by my endless series of decisions.

3. realisation that every decision I made was based on what I predicted would provide the best outcomes - e.g. when I thought that meeting other peoples expectations was more important than meeting mine then I (not them) made an appropriate decision.

4. re-evaluating who I was (of course this is ongoing) and what was really important to me helped to change what I viewed as the best outcome.

5. taking action - it wasn't easy (e.g. those around me resisted the changes) and it's still ongoing but I simply chose different decisions and acted on them.

So what’s my conclusion ? - live life, have fun, be frivolous, regain the playfulness of youth and never regret anything because it was all determined by your choices !

Live with passion !

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