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Back to life, Back to reality . . . Part 2

>> Friday, July 3, 2009

Ahhh work. That which takes up so much of our time and seems to get in the way of our "real lives". My first two days back at work have been . . . interesting. It's always hard to get used to the pace of it again after being off for several days in a row or a week. While it's always nice to be around the books again, the behaviour of some customers just leaves me shaking my head sometimes and wondering "really"? I'm often shocked that people behave certain ways in public and don't seem to have any sort of filter for what comes out of their mouths or how they treat people. It is my job though, and pays the bills so I really shouldn't complain too much.

I do find inspiration in it sometimes - I had a bit of an "aha" moment today. I was walking around the upstairs of the store and got a great idea for a movie script. "Movie script?" you ask - yes indeed, yours truly has decided to get back to her roots and finally fulfill some things that have been on my bucket list for a long, long time. I've made the decision to stop thinking and wondering what I should do with my life and just go ahead and take some first steps. I won't start at a run or even a slight jog - just some initial steps along the path to living the life I imagined.

So . . . here are some of the things I will be doing and working on in the coming weeks/months and year:

* Writing a movie script
* Finishing some songs I've written, recording them on my home studio equipment and posting them on youtube and other sites to start getting them out there
* Exercising and getting myself to the best physical shape I've ever been in
* Figuring out a plan to go back to Uganda for a period of time in 2010 to do some more humanitarian work
* taking some acting and dance classes to help get back to my creative roots
* Writing a book (my brother, sister and I came up with a genius idea for a non-fiction book while we were at the farm last week - let's just say we already have all the material)

There's a few others, but there you have it for now. Ambitious? Yes. But they are all things I love and feel connected to and never feel like work. They are things I've wanted to do since childhood, and I realize I've been doing myself and those around me a huge disservice by not following through on the things I'm naturally talented at, and thus not fulfilling my own potential.

Here's to the journey. Not the destination, but the journey. The importance is in trying, in saying "I am" instead of "I will" or "I could".

1 comments:

Sara July 7, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

mmm, this post inspired some good thinking for me:)thank you!

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