You are going to hear from me every day this month. I told a group of writers I know that I was going to blog every day this month. That means you have to put up with 30 days of my muttering, mumbling, musing, meandering, pondering, pontificating, presenting, rambling, ruminating and reflecting. At times you may be bored, think I'm crazy and wonder where I get this stuff. I hope there are other times where you are entertained, educated, inspired, intrigued or enjoy what you read.
My only promise is that I will write and post for 30 days.
It boosts my website ratings, it forces me to write every day, it helps me become a better writer and because I love the challenge of it.
Let's get started...
Today's topic has been bouncing around in my head since last Friday. It started because of a car commercial. I heard the song and the short verse and liked the beat and the words. (Here is a link to the song with the lyrics https://youtu.be/9djObjmIPr4 )
This verse started me thinking about the future and what stories I will be able to tell.
"One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told"
Then when I heard the next verse it spoke to me as well. It took me down the path of wondering how I would feel if I wanted to do something and didn't do it. Can you imagine what it would feel like to know that you passed up something that could have changed your life for the better?
"No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don’t cry
I don’t think about you all the time
But when I do, I wonder why"
When you get older what are your stories going to be about?
Are they going to be stories of risk and reward?
Stories of travel and adventure?
Stories of good times alone and with family and friends?
Stories of being stuck in traffic?
Stories of endless meetings?
Stories of being stuck at work because of some work related crisis that didn't matter in the big picture?
Stories of things you wanted to do and didn't?
Stories of things that could have been but weren't?
I feel qualified to ask this question because of the risks I've taken, mistakes I've made, failures I've gone through and the successes I've enjoyed. I've got stories from the failure of my first marriage, stories from when I was in the navy, stories from when I sold real estate, business stories, stories from trying to become a successful writer, stories of different people I've met and worked with. I've got happy stories and sad stories. When I'm 93 I'm still going to be going strong and earning more stories to tell.
What stories are you going to tell?
It's your life.
Are you enjoying it? Are you living it or just existing?
Do you feel trapped by financial responsibilities? If you had the money and the time what would you do with your life? (Yes I have a story I could tell you that could give you some ideas on how you could earn more money and time freedom.)
At the end of our lives we will all die. Some of us are already dead but haven't fallen down. Some of us are alive but trapped and looking for the sunshine and life. Some of us are living and enjoying and struggling. Until you die you get to choose your story. No choice is permanent until you die.
All the best,