Week 29 | Start Living


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Now is the perfect time to go for those achievable goals that have been sitting and waiting for you to take notice.  Take a photo or write a poem or draw a doodle of that one thing you've been putting off doing … and let's figure out how to get you there.  Don't worry about it.  Don't stress about it.  Don't start counting the buts .. just start living it.  If money, time, people or life was no object right now … what would you do, what would you start, where would you go?

-Shawn @AA/P52


I was recently invited to play in an adult soccer league.  

YES!  I though.  

Almost as quickly, came the NO. 

I'm too busy.

Weekends are my regrouping time.

What if I can't completely commit to a full season's schedule.

What if I dread it?

What if I tear my ACL?  How would I work?  

I'm so out of shape.

What if I'm even worse than I remember being last time I was too out of shape to play?

What if I disappoint myself?


What if I continue to live in the What Ifs?

WHAT IF I DON'T???

Maybe if I regret saying No enough, I'll say Yes next time.  What if I have a blast?  What if I enjoy playing again?  What if it gives me something to look forward to?  What if for every What If that was negative there was a What If that was positive?  What if the What Ifs cancel each other out and aren't worthwhile even contemplating in the first place? 


ABOUT THE MOST LIVELY THING I DID THIS WEEK: I CHASED THE MOON.  ON MY GODSON'S BIRTHDAY, I WALKED AROUND MY NEIGHBORHOOD, IN THE DARK, TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE MOON.  IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FULL MOON, BUT IT WAS CERTAINLY NO LESS BRIGHT.  I FELT A BIT SILLY, PEOPLE HEADED TO THE POOL FOR A NIGHT SWIM … AND THERE I WAS, AIMING MY CAMERA AT THE SKY.  BUT YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T REALLY CARE.  MAYBE THAT IS A SIGN THAT I AM LIVING.  I DO ______, WHICH MIGH TLOOK A LITTLE _______, BUT I DON'T REALLY CARE.  I DON'T CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK.  


Apparently I need to care a little less about what I think, too.  



  


 © Houseman 2013