Thursday, June 23, 2022
Have you ever wondered about the great idea you had, the one that got away, the actions you didn’t take?
I know we rationalize time, circumstances and financial situations at the time, but when we second guess things in the rear view mirror, for me at least, there is “if I know then what I know now, I’d have acted differently.” Too many of those in my past, hopefully not so many in my future.
We can’t go back to do what we should have done or could have done, but we can move forward doing things we want in new ways – partly for the thrill of how that feels, but more importantly for the satisfaction of doing what we always could have done, but doing it with newfound energy.
I believe, by the time I’m 140, they’ll have found ways for people to live that long routinely, and if I have that belief, there is a half-life ahead, sufficient time to re-do, re-think, and improve on 70 years of doing things less-well than I could have, and moving onward.
I’m not suggesting a second childhood, but instead, I’m thinking of now being the mid-life event I never had; and wondering if that was because I wasn’t ready for the crisis or believing I hadn’t yet reached the halfway point …