I have been alive for almost 45 years (not counting in Utero) an I have experienced a lot. I was raised with little money but managed to travel half way around the world at a young age. I have had many friends and the love of family. I have been married 19 years and raised 2 children – ongoing. I have experienced tragedy and triumph, pleasure and pain, feast and famine. I have been a business owner and an employee, a musician and a songwriter, a husband and a father.
My life is half over and yet finally it is just beginning.
I have learned through experience how to better myself. Mistakes are a great teacher. While my lifestyle doesn’t fit with most… I love where I’m going both on earth and eternally. My path has been bumpy and I hope it continues to be. It’s an adventure with an uncertain outcome. As I have gotten older, I have lost the desire to keep up with the Jones. I want to pursue my dreams and goals with my wife and if there is money in it then great! If not… at least I’m doing what makes me happy.
Are you doing what you love? Maybe not for a job but how about in your spare time? Life is hard enough without mixing in some passion. I know when I was getting out of high school all I wanted was to get a job and move out on my own. I didn’t have a career goal or a passion for anything. I just wanted to make some money.
Lot’s of road yet to travel and many mistakes yet to make. I am trying to be a better person. I am trying to slow down and look around. That enjoy the journey not the destination thing.
Do what make you happy. I have talked to several old people that told me they wished they had done this and that… Why do we not get it until we are old? We only get 1 spin around the carousel of life, shouldn’t we make the most of it? Shouldn’t we try and fail and try again? Shouldn’t we be doing what brings joy into our lives?
Travel, learn the piano, restore a car, collect rare coins, eat out for dinner more…
Go do what warms your heart. I know this will get some people irked and I will get comments about how we have to work to pay the bills and there is no time or money for anything else. That’s really up to you. If you want to do what you love and desire then there are always sacrifices. Ask Michael Jordan if he sacrificed anything. I’m not saying you should go out there and play in the NBA. I’m saying if you have a desire strong enough, put it into action. It’s easy to say it can’t be done or I can’t afford it or I have no time.
Change your thinking. Make it happen, don’t give up.
If I pissed you off then sorry. Sorry that you didn’t get my point.
And my point is… Don’t take life soo seriously. Have some fun. Find something you love to do and do it… then do it again. Make it fit into your life and budget.
If you can get rich doing it then Bravo. If not then who cares?
Life is more than work!!!!
Restart your life…