There was a time in my life a long time ago when I would engage in extracurriculars to provide me with inspiration. Now? All I have to do is wake up in the morning. (There is no better inspiration than the Sausalito sunrise.)
When I look back on those days, I’m amazed at how little I knew. How little I had experienced. At that time, however, I thought quite the contrary. And I’m sure ten years from now, even a year from now, I will realize how little I really know at this moment, and how much more I have yet to learn and experience. The difference is that I know better now.
A friend of mine once texted me a quote from that famous philosopher Woody Allen. I laugh at how funny it is. I nod in agreement how true it is.
“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!” ~ Woody Allen
I do know one thing. And I’ve spent some time in contemplation these last couple months. I am meant to do great things. I have done a lot so far in both my lives – my life before 12/22/08 and my life after. It’s time to do more on my second.
“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life and try not to bash into the walls too much…that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact—everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you…shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just going to live in it versus make your mark upon it. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again.” Don’t just live a life; build one.” ~ Steve Jobs
I was born a dreamer.
I live as a dreamer.
I will die a dreamer.
The only difference now is that I will do what I dream.
Happy New Years!
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