the word itself says
– Audrey Hepburn
Possible is in the digging! In the photo Katy is holding a few small potatoes. David thought there would be none because the plant died. Potatoes were impossible until he dug in the dirt and found these little beauties! That’s me: digging in the dirt of life.
Well I have mostly retired from clinical nursing and it feels great! My life coaching business is moving forward–finally! I’m working on Clinical Health Coaching certification and Intuitive Eating Counseling certification. Moving forward! I’m taking seriously the saying “60 is the new 40”! I’m creating my next career and life AND I’m writing. It feels really good but sometimes when I wake in the morning it feels like I’m nearly 66 years old–which I am.
Think outside of the box, create your own path in life.
You laugh at me because I am different;
I laugh because you are all the same.
– Daniel Knode
Thinking outside the box about life is so much easier for me than thinking inside the box. I never fit in the box and I was never happy in the box and when I tried (or still try sometimes) I just couldn’t do it AND be happy.
A client and I were talking yesterday and she reminded me of something so profound I want to share it with you. She said, “For some people, life is about following the map. They are kids who grow up, go to college and have a career. They marry and have children and buy a house. They raise their children and grandchildren and then retire and spend a few years traveling or whatever and then they die.” Then she said something really profound, “But some of us draw our own map.” EXACTLY! That is me!
Keep on going,
and the chances are that you will stumble on something,
perhaps when you are least expecting it.
I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
– Charles F. Kettering
So throughout my life I have kept on going on. I’ve never been happy or satisfied when I’m sitting in the box doing what has been mapped out for me. (Schrödinger not withstanding!) I have always been looking beyond, wondering what is going on that I might want to do, wondering if I could do that exotic strange thing, wondering if I could keep going on without fitting usual, wondering if I could fulfill my dreams, wondering if it was OK to give up customary and expected ways of living. My life has not been exotic but it has been my own of my own devising filled with adventures, love and sometimes miracles.
Impossible you say?
I say not.
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