Friday, August 28, 2009

Follow Your Bliss

Toasted marshmallow Jelly Bellies + hot coffee = bliss


Lisa Abbott said...

I read the post before this one in a half ass kind of way and thought for a second you had gone to a Chapstick seminar. Thinking that was extremely weird, I re read the post a whole lot more carefully. I am glad you got to see Traverse City, I recall hearing a lot of talk about it. Do you think it is bittersweet to finally see a place you've heard about and dreamt of your whole life? I feel like I am short on dreams lately. My current daily dream is to be able to go outside and not be uncomfortably hot.

Amy said...

A Chapstick seminar, huh? That would be kind of fun, actually. Imagine the fun scents and flavors people might dream up.

I'm not bittersweet about finally seeing Traverse City. I'm glad I went. I don't feel like I have one less thing to dream about now, I feel like I've finally done something I've always wanted to do, and getting those things done is important to me.

Maybe as I'm saying goodbye to my youth I'm realizing more concretely that tomorrow may not be soon enough for some things. Nothing like seeing people around me in poor shape and dying and having a trip through nuclear cardiology myself to get my ass in gear. I listened to my parents plan their retirement only to watch probably 98% of those plans never materialize. I don't want to wait anymore. I spent a lot of time waiting for my kids to get older and my family to be healthy before I did much for myself. If I live as long as my dad, my life is already more than half over.

Today is a gift; that's why it's called the present. Do something with it.