Another Wednesday, another Wishcast prompt from Jamie.
Once again, a perfectly timed prompt at that. When I first saw the prompt for today over on Facebook...my first thought that came to mind about the question "What do you wish to begin?" was...My Life.
Why that answer? Why not...my book? or my Etsy business? or cooking? or (fill in the blank)? The short answer I think is that if I'm not or can't live My Life, nothing else will fall into place.
For the last 20+ years, I've lived my life for everyone else, putting ME on the back burner. I lived for my mom, for "HIM", for my girls (this one I have no regrets on). But I never lived for me, for what I wanted, needed, dreamed. The girls aren't babies anymore, so I think I'm safe to let myself live a little.
But in order to start My Life, I need to learn to trust, to believe, to breathe, to dream, to be. Each one a difficult step in its own right, but together can appear overwhelming. But as Lao Tzu said, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." I must be willing to take that step, then another and another and another...If I want to live, If I want to begin My Life.