Recently I heard the song from Rent, Seasons of Love and this time I really listened to the words. There is a line which says “525,000 journeys to plan”. Something clicked and I asked myself do I or have I ever planned my life journey on a daily basis.
I have of course planned days and weeks and my life but more in the to do list sense. Married check, buy a house check, have kids check, be a good mom etc. But planning my life with ideas of how to broaden and enhance it rarely made it on the list.
I can’t say I’ve ever been in touch with my “authentic self”. In fact I’ve never really even understood that term. However I do believe I sold myself short for most of my life, never really believing in my abilities.
When I divorced I was devastated but I thank God, because he has given me a 2nd chance to rewrite my story. As I write this post, I am sitting outside with the children I keep 50 plus hours a week. Why is that significant? Because I feared I’d have no purpose and joy after the big D and here I am very happy and very loved.
I’ve begun planning my journeys which doesn’t mean trips. It means exploring myself, the world and people around me and always learn new things.
Here are a few journeys I put on my list:
1. Practice French more often
2. Learn a language other than French. (Currently it’s Norwegian).
3. Stop self criticizing what I do and how I look.
4. I’ve always practiced gratitude but this time it will be focused on whatever can’t be bought.
So here’s to this first 525600 minute journey.