Recently, I have been thinking about what I want to do when I grow up. Well, what I really want to do.
I was reading a book recently – and the character went on several trips, fulfilling dreams of travel and experiences. And it got me thinking. What are some dreams and experiences that I have. Things I want to do. Things I might be putting off until later.
But later usually doesn’t come. You have to plan for later. Well, at least I do.
It sounds easy to do. Think of what you want to do. Then do it. Right? I have a friend that is really good at that. She sees a goal and just goes for it. Courage. Confidence.
I long to be even a little like that. But I tend to proceed with caution. Thinking of things that could happen. You can call it planning. Or you can call it apprehension.
So why can’t I just go for it?
I want to play the drums.
I want to be fit and healthy. And enjoy doing it.
I want to be mindful with my time use.
I want to have something of an organizing business.
I want to rock climb – indoor only. I’m not that brave.
I want to go to Italy.
I want to live purposefully.
Now some of these are totally doable. Some of these will take work. Some of these might not ever happen. But dreaming keeps the child-like part of my brain alive.
Wait. This might be a mid-life crisis. But you know what? Maybe it is. Or maybe it’s just the right time.