Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Tasting life

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

There are so many things I want to do. So many things I have yet to do. So many more things on my "blue leaf" I created. The blue leaf is ever beckoning...ever calling me to finish the blue leaf list in the next decade. I had a list of things to accomplish by the time I was 30. I accomplished them all, with a few years to spare. I pushed on through some more goals to 40...and now with the next decade in front of me, I have many things yet to do. I am feeling more adventurous than I have ever felt in my life. I have no fear of venturing, only thought as to how whatever I do may affect others. I'm not wanting to do anything unGodly nor irresponsible, but even things that still fall within what I see as safe boundaries may affect those I love most. So, I'm still taking care but as much as possible...tasting as much of life as I can. And it's good.

I want to throw off the bowlines. Completely. Beyond where I've been before.

I still have everyday things to accomplish such as I did today...computer work...3 loads of laundry...dinner...dishes...weeding...phone calls...packing for my trip...but admist all that I still hopped on my bike and rode off at sunset and let my mind soar to all the new things I want to do in life. All the territory I have yet to claim, and all the victories I have yet to win. They are out there, ready for me to grab them by the tail. I will explore. I will dream. I will discover. And I will feel every moment of it, taste it, savor it...not just check it off on my list, but revel in it.

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