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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Caution: Post Contains Symbolism, Deep Thoughts, and Lame Metaphors

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw out the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~Mark Twain


This morning when I opened up Josh's laptop to check my personal email, I noticed that he had the above quote as his wallpaper. And it really resonated within me. This quote. Talking about living your dreams and taking risks. There are so many things I want to do creatively with my life...I just need to do them. Period.

Earlier during my spin class, my instructor said to pick a word for the day, a word that will help guide you, a sort of theme perhaps. The word that first came to my mind was "ball-buster." And I spent the entire class trying to figure out if "ball-buster" was one word or two. I mean, it's hyphenated, so technically it's one word, however "ball" and "buster" can also be used seperately.

Anyway, I decided that it was one word and that I was going to use it. And to tell you the truth, it really helped me through each and every hill-climb interval.

So, the long of the short of it is, I'm glad I didn't hit snooze when I woke up at 5:10 this morning. I'm glad I went and worked my ass off because in the end, it makes me a better (tolerable) person, more relaxed and at peace with myself.

And maybe there is a weird sort of symbolism going on here...Like making sure I'm not hitting the snooze button on my life. Making sure I'm living up to my full potential and not selling myself short. Maybe it's time to start living the way I want to live by mainstreaming my passions into a livlihood instead of just a hobby.

Maybe...

3 comments:

Momentary Academic said...

What does this mean, Jenni? What does this mean? Whatever it is, you should probably do it.

Grad School Reject said...

I think ball-buster is an excellent choice. Mine felt bruised (at best) when you commented on my poor decision to eat a chili-cheese-dog with fries. And you know what? I'm a better person for it :)

I hope that whatever you do makes you happy. I also hope it involves more pictures of Lola.

Bud said...

Mark Twain was one wise dude. Good words to follow.