Your one wild and precious life
Mary Oliver wrote this~ “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I came across this quote today in a blog post written by Julie Scott. Her site is called Julie Unplugged and there are nuggets of inspiration in her writing. The quote above that she shared struck me down deep.
I am turning 67 years young as they say tomorrow. I have been thinking allot lately about where I am in my life and where I want to go with the rest of it.
I feel like the years that have gotten me here have passed way too quickly. I feel like they have slipped through my fingers like silk threads that I should have woven more sturdily into my life.
Children that have grown into adults. Passions that have come and gone. Granddaughter that is, oh my God, already twenty-two years old? And I say to myself, that cannot be right is it?
And here is sit on my laptop contemplating my next hopefully 20 to 25 years or so. I want to slow these years down so I can keep pace and know where these hours-days-weeks-months and years go. This is my one wild and precious life and I do not want to lose track of the rest of it.
I do not want to sound morbid and depressing. There are things I want to do with the rest of my life. Things that I maybe have been too afraid to do or that I have stopped doing for one reason or another or could be doing better. There are things that feed my soul and I want to invite them back into my precious life. This quote is just making me think more about what I have been doing or not doing lately.
I am going to the Dominican Republic in January with a group of fellow entrepreneurs and I am also stating that if there is a zipline I am going to it. I will be screaming all the way down it but this is me pushing me out of my comfort zone. I also want to do a hot air balloon ride some day and some other push me things. But that zipline is the first in my plan.
I am also going to send in my application to get my massage license back this week. I will post a picture here of it when I do. I miss it allot and love working with my hands in that space. It fills me up and gives me back as much as I give it.
So, tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?