Practical.

life

I keep a list of quotes and thoughts near my computer.  Mostly because that where I wrote them down and also because that's where they won't get lost.  It's also where I do a lot of my thinking, writing, listening, and planning.

One that caught my eye this morning is from a life coach podcast.  They are always so inspiring.  

Practical is almost always a very easy and convenient excuse to not make a decision.

I had a great conversation with my New York friend Saturday night.  She is making a visit to a university in D.C. this weekend and will be making a decision and picking a graduate school soon.  Which is so exciting.  I'm so excited and proud of her.  I can hardly contain it.

Which makes me think about the decisions I've made recently.  About moving and going to school.  The biggest question, did I make the decisions out of fear?  Did I justify the outcomes?  Did I use being practical as a crutch?  Because I'm thinking that I did.  

Sure, change is scary.  But isn't the fear of change the worst reason not to do something?  

If she ends up in D.C., part of me wants to go with her.  How much fun would that be?!?

But I'd have to start over.  Completely.  Which is REALLY scary.  But y'know, I'm not as scared as I am unsure.  I've never done anything like that before.  But I had never ridden the subway.  Or lived by myself. Or flown alone.  And I've now done all those things.  

So big question of the day: If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?

I really want to know. If you could head out into the world, or stay right where you are, what would you do with your life?  Whatever limits you have placed on yourself, throw them out. Dream big.  What would you do?

M

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