A guest looked at my fingernails and noticed that they were all different colors yesterday. She laughed and said, “I wish I could do that!” I looked at her with bewilderment. “Why can’t you? At least do your toes, no one can see them!” She said she just “wasn’t so bold.” I laughed so hard I almost peed in my pants as she said, “Someday when I retire…..” There lies the anticipated expectation of the future changing everything when one cannot accept that time is an illusion and all we have is NOW.
What are you waiting for? What’s stopping you from moving forward? Sometimes the obstacle is the problem. Your mind will create just about anything to stop you from letting go. Most of us have an all-or-nothing attitude. So we wait for a loved one to move out. We dream of the moment we retire or hit the lotto. We won’t take time here and there to block for ourselves. We don’t make a plan to start saving for a big trip therefore we don’t even think about it. What’s stopping you from taking a 2 hour adventure to another city near you? STOP thinking so darn BIG. Start small! I used to say, “Oh, when the last child moves out I am running away to the mountains and writing.” The way I collect kids I would never move. Lord! I would be 90 years old living in a giant shoe.
This afternoon, while on a day off with my fiance, I asked him if he thought I was eccentric? He laughed and said that my picture was next to the word, and that’s why he loves me. He loves and admires the goofy side of being a hippie-carefree-unicorn-riding woman who dances to her own music. He truly cheers me on when I leave any form of normal living. I am blessed because of this freedom to tap into my creative genes and play…truly laugh at myself. I wasn’t always like this. It has taken years of re-programming and deleting old self-worth issues. So, in my mind I don’t see the eccentricity but I do declare the joy of living in the moment. I am truly spontaneous.
Start tiny in your thoughts and carve out your precious time. Don’t wait till Someday. Someday is a fairytale. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Start now. You know what keeps a person young? You don’t? Well, that should be your first order of business…go search for the fountain of youth in you! Be courageous with your truth. Speak it. Taste it. Smell it….and go do what makes you happy. There is no excuse but the one you continue to tell yourself. Go get coffee alone today. Wear an outrageous tutu and tiara. Get that small tattoo you have desired for years. Check out the local Humane Society and visit the puppies. Tomorrow paint your nails in different colors. Take a scenic road you’ve never taken. Learn an exotic word a day. Go play in the dirt. Get some crayons and a coloring book. GO HAVE FUN TODAY or Tomorrow!!!!! Don’t wait for another person to fill your needs. Forgive yourself for not putting your own self in first place. Your happiness is priority! YOU GOT THIS! Make life count for you. The time is NOW!