I officially retired from working full-time. Let’s me just say, I reluctantly and excitedly retired. As the time drew near to actually turning in my notice, I was apprehensive toward this new phase of life that I was entering.
For the love of scotch! Now what?
In a video that I shared on The Blogging Owl Facebook page, I referred to the world of infinite possibilities. I do prefer to see things not as they are but as they could be. Life is limited only by the boundaries of my own beliefs and I am driven to push to the limit of not only myself, but everything.
In the words of the American Humorist, Erma Bombeck, “There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course, I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, ‘How good or bad am I? That’s where courage comes in.”
I am introspective with an intuitive nature which balance by a keen interest in the world around me. I do desire to contribute to society even in this next phase of life. My greatest challenge – and true power – lies in learning to take consistent daily action to create.
Health support groups need not apply.
These last 9 or so months of health challenges has left a lasting impression of my inability to affect outcomes. Chemotherapy has taught me much about vulnerability. It is for this reason that I am dusting off that dream box.
As God is resetting my life, I need the encouragement of thinking types – “the voice of reason” to get me out of this dreaming, visionary stage so I can do all things that I am called to do with my craft. It takes more than the courage Erma Bombeck speaks of. I need to find my people who understand the vulnerability I feel to breathe life into emotional, passion-driven, and full-of-idea dreams.
God has taught me that my greatest gift is the ability to see the spark of potential in everything and everyone, and to inspire others to see it, too with a rare generosity of spirit and strength of conviction. I do not need a health support group. I need my people, a community of creatives and thinkers.
For the love of scotch! I need to find my people fast before I waste another week of watching mind-numbing Instagram reels of dogs, cats, and babies doing cute things.
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