Thursday, October 16, 2014

Important words

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

 Mark Twain   

My dream was to have a farm.  Despite family members questioning my sanity, I achieved my dream - although I would say that my little menagerie of animals would hardly be considered a farm.

I had visions of goat milk soap, goat milk fudge, fresh eggs.........I did everything but the fudge.  I don't like fudge.  I've had a horse - still have a pony. I've had lamas and a cow.  I still like the idea of a farm.  And wooden outbuildings.  And fences and gates.

But I'm tired.  Not physically tired but mentally tired.   It just seems as everything is changing so fast. I have so many things I want to do that I just don't know where to start. A lot of it has to do with all the activities the kids are involved in. And I'm trying to cram all of these things in.  I want to experience and savor all of it because after this year, there will be no more.  

So what is it that I need to do now? So that I won't be disappointed in twenty years? Good question. Frankly, I just need to focus on now. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.  I need to find my passion again.

A torrid love affair

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