An old boss/current friend of mine once asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I replied: ‘What do you mean? This is it; this is my life. I’m doing it, now.’
It seems to me we can often think of our lives as something we’ll do another day. Maybe it’s about a career we’ll pursue or a relationship we yearn for. We might be waiting till we can get married, or have kids, or move away from home, or get that dream job – whatever. I know I’ve had times when I’ve been guilty of treading water, waiting for some day when I can ‘be what I want to be’.
But that’s a waste of where we are now. There’s so much life out there for us, so much to see, so much to do, so many people to meet. What if the thing you’re waiting for never happens? Would you miss out on everything else while you wait for it, maybe forever?
I gave a friend some advice a long time ago – she was single and not happy about it. We talked about it often and I came up with the idea we should live as though we’ll never get married – don’t put life on hold till we can do things with someone special, because that someone might never appear.
(More Switchfoot, I'm afraid!)
'This is your life. Are you who you want to be?' - Switchfoot.