Sunday, January 23, 2011

First Things First

I'm about to embark on my authentic life - the one I was meant to be living, the one I dreamed about as a child, the one that surfaces occasionally in daydreams when I am otherwise miserably making my way in the life I mistakenly conjured.

But I wanted to write about it here before I take another step in the right direction.

It's going to take a lot of hard work. A lot of baby steps, and a few steps backward. I'm more determined than ever to do it, though, because not doing what you love is just too costly - to one's health, to the psyche, to the soul.

So here's the life I want to be living within five years: I'll be self-employed. Writer, painter, and farmer of good things to eat and flowers that are good for the soul. (I hope that doesn't make me sound like a hippie.)

And if it's not asking for too much, I'd like to have a groom to saddle my horse for me whenever I want to go riding. His name will be Gerard.

8 comments:

Urban Cynic said...

Wow, how exciting! Best of luck on your new life. Working for yourself is hard work, long hours, a bit scary but very fulfilling.

As a freelancer myself, my best advice is research, plan and research some more!

MauritaMason said...

Thanks, research is part of the plan. Unfortunately, I won't be quitting my day job any time soon!

Fijufic said...

Whatever makes you fulfilled...Good to See you again...

wildstorm said...

This sounds wonderful! I am sure that you will see this one day soon.

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MauritaMason said...

Hi, Bobby and Wildstorm. Thanks for reading.

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Eve said...

Hey! Sounds like you are going to embark on MY authentic life! lol! And is Gerard going to be the horse, or the groom? I think Gerard is a fantastic name for a horse..I agree totally, not doing what you love is way too expensive! I just discovered your blog and enjoy it so much..thanks for writing!