How many times do you think about what you would do “if only”? Fill in that blank. If only I had enough money. Enough time. If only I had someone to do that with. To travel with. To go see that movie with. Or if you didn’t have to work or have kids. I could go on and on with lists of what if’s and if only’s.
There are so many moments in life when we think things hold us back rather than give us life and opportunities. I am not afraid to do things alone and have many times. I am independent and love that I am capable of tackling this life alone if need be. But today I am doing one of those “if onlys” in my life.
I have always wanted to randomly hop a flight and take off without any prior planning! This has been an if I only had the money. If I only had the time. Without planning the how, where, what, details that I become consumed with. As a single mom for many years this has been my standard operating procedure. I have had to plan and plan and save and save. And it’s not that I don’t have to do those things anymore now that my life is very different, but it’s that I see my priorities differently. I do not have to tackle this tough life alone anymore; my opportunities are more abundant.
So today I am hoping that flight to meet up with my partner in life to go to one of my favorite places. I am choosing to not say what if or maybe I shouldn’t or we can’t afford it and just go. To head out to a place that brings joy to my soul the moment my feet land and share that with him and some of our kids. The idea that we were not going to be there together is more painful than the costs of just taking the leap.
So I ask you, what moments of spontaneity do you wish for? What would you do if you could just push aside all the doubts, all the if onlys and just went for it? Would you start a business? Would you reach out to that long lost friend? Would you move? Try a new job? This applies to so many areas of life. We are so often bogged down by the thoughts that stop us rather than push us.
Sometimes to live your best life, you have to go for it. You have to be spontaneous and try something new. Or do the things that test you, that encourage you, that lift you up.
Living my best life sometimes means just doing it. It may be something simple to one but makes a huge impact to another. So go live your best life. Take risks. Be spontaneous! I can’t wait to see what this trip brings, my soul is about to be light up. And when we fill ourselves with joy, it can’t help but spill out to others. When we live our best life, we help others do the same.
I hope you have a place that is this for you; I’m off to one of mine. Happy Wednesday.