“Tell me… What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
…. Mary Oliver
This is one of my favorite quotes from the extraordinary poet Mary Oliver. It is a profound thing to contemplate. Lately I have been busy with learning and creating the technical aspects of business (building a website, etc). While I enjoy this tremendously, it has necessarily taken my time and focus away from some of the things in life that I am passionate about and love dearly.
It dawned on me that in this second act of life… I am at an age where I can no longer say “someday I’ll…..” Quite simply, THE TIME IS NOW!
After much introspection I realized that I had to ponder some very important questions. I offer them to you here in the spirit of us all making this precious life of ours all we ever dreamed of and more.
- What do you want the rest of your life to be like? What is the ultimate vision for how you really want to live?
- What has to be present in your life to keep you happy and fulfilled?
- What desire of yours hasn’t lived in your life yet?
… Do you want to fall in love? … Do you want a completely different lifestyle or profession? … Do you want to live in a different place or environment?
- What do you want your daily life to be like? How do you want to spend your time?
- What new things do you want to learn and do? What skills do you want to acquire?
- What gifts, talents and creativity do you want to express?
- What qualities do you want to cultivate within yourself?
- What kinds of people would you like to meet and befriend?
- What new experiences would you like to have?
- What dreams and passions would you like to re-connect with and actualize?
- When you’re 90 years old… what will you regret not doing if you don’t do now?
For me this has been fun to think about. I am finding ways to organize, streamline, and simplify my life to create time and space for all the things that I love. May all your days be happy and fulfilling!
“The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least”
… Johann Wolfgang von Goethe