I never dreamt of this life. I never thought as a kid that I would do anything except maybe teach. I liked history, but had a hard time with remembering dates, & thought it would be fun to incorporate modern technology into the classroom to keep kids interested & engaged. Fast forward almost 15 years & I'm nowhere near where I thought I would be. Go figure, right? This is why I've never fully understood people who put together these intricate life plans, & actually try their best to not deviate from them, because somehow 18 year old versions of themselves knew better, or their parents knew how they wanted to live their lives? Where they wanted to live at 30, how many kids by 35, the position they want at a certain company by 40- it's just not my thing. Admittedly though, part of me is envious of this mentality. How satisfying it must be to make, & achieve, well thought-out goals. To have the capacity to persevere, stay organized & laser focused on your dreams. I know a few people that are like this, & I think they are wonderful. There is just a huge difference between how their brains operate, & how mine operates. If I tried to laser concentrate on my dreams, you would see a ton of little laser beams going everywhere, & quite frankly, it would probably blind a lot of people. They make some pretty intense lasers these days, so let's not do that. The point is, my life really is kinda like surfing. The only difference being that, while waiting for a new wave, I'm also fishing, or playing the waterproof ukulele...& daydreaming about having a dog. (Okay, where did that come from!?). Seriously though, that's pretty much me. I like living in the moment, & appreciating life as it happens...while also being a bit impulsive, scatterbrained and adventurous in the name of self investment. I like taking opportunities as they come to me. If I fall off my board and my ukulele breaks- I learn how to fix it, & add that to my resume. If richness was defined by random skills, and how many times you had to sleep in the airport, because you frequently forget trains don't run as late as the cheap flights arrive, I would be a very rich man!
Okay, rant over!
Ps. Let's grab a coffee