It’s that time of year again. The last of the leaves are starting to fall, days are getting shorter. Everyone is putting together their wish lists, of things they want or future goals. But have you really taken the time to think about what you want? It’s hard for many of us to know what it is – exactly – that we want. In between the chaos of work, kids, relationships, is the house clean, did I pick up the milk? All of this stops us from realizing this isn’t what we want. Sure, its easy for us to just wish for a better – well – anything. But it takes real commitment and desire to change your life. To actually achieve what you want and more. For an example, just off the top of my head, I want a bigger house. Doesn’t everyone? To actually have space for the whole family. Of course, I know we do not need a bigger house, we are all perfectly happy in a smaller space. This is on my wish list more for my family than myself.
So the real question is what would you love to do, if you had the means and time to achieve it? Would it be donations of money or your time to countries and people that we see advertised for the starving and sick? Or would it be to ensure education to those who are desperately needing and wanting it, or provide housing for the homeless, the list goes on. There is so much that you could do, isn’t there?
For me – right now – at this point in my life, it’s about being a Mom and a role model. I want my two children to know that they do not have to do what I did! Work for someone else everyday of every year and wake up one day and say to themselves what have I done?
There’s so much more to life than that.
I missed out on my children’s childhood because of the job I had working for someone else. Speaking as a mother, this is absolutely heart breaking and the guilt – well – it just doesn’t go away. Even as I type this out it brings tears to my eyes. I know that I did what was needed during those years to help provide a good home, and put food on the table. It still to this day makes me sad that I missed so much during those years. I don’t want that for my children. They should have the freedom to be with their growing families and watch them grow into young adults and enjoy all life has to offer.
I want all Mother’s and Father’s to come to the realization that there is another option that can change your life. Spend those precious minutes, hours, days, and years doing what You Want To Do!