Saturday, November 8, 2014

"just do it"

Thought for the Day: which I would add, you should go do them:
  • before it's too late
  • while you still have the passion for it
  • even though you might not succeed
  • despite what others may think
  • in order to feed your spirit
Notice I did not mention that you should wait:
  • until you have the time or money for it
  • until the kids are grown, or worse (like me), until you retire
  • for your friends' or family's approval
  • until this silliness passes
I've been lucky enough to check a few things off my list over the past couple of years. I wanted to devote my time and energy to writing, and I have. I joined a critique group. I traveled to Africa twice on medical missions.

I started to journal. I took up yoga and meditation. But that still leaves two other lists:
  1. Things I wish I had done earlier in life:
~taken voice lessons
~studied photography
~gotten around on a motorcycle
~learned to play the banjo
      2. Things I'd still like to get around to:
~art lessons, in particular bas relief oil painting
by Justina Kopana
~photography lessons
 ~go vegetarian
~get back on my skiis
~see Tibet

I mean, a person can dream, right?
What brought all this on is a long-running debate I've been having with myself. That is: whether or not to join our church's choir. I'm not a great singer but I can read music and carry a tune, and I'm an alto so it's not likely I'd ever be asked to sing solo. It's just that sacred choral music is so beautiful. And our choir is so'o'o good. I might like to become a part of it...but then there's all that other stuff I want to do, too.
How do you decide when it's time to take a chance and start something new? How do you decide what it will be? I know I need a lot of encouragement:

There, I feel better now. You??

Have a great week. Stay warm. Try something new.


  1. Thanks for the encouragement.

    1. Any time, Dolores. Thanks for following me here.

  2. I love how you're checking things off your list but still have many more plans. I do want to travel more. Soon.