Today is my day off on a weekday; they are my favourite days off. I made myself a list of things to accomplish – visit a Coffee shop and write, go to the mall and buy a pair boots that are on sale twice (it’s almost as good as winning the lottery!) and apply to a few part-time Retail jobs online to help supplement my income during my “Sales-Training” (Since I am loath to start digging into savings to live – that’s for when I decide to move myself across the world and live in some beautiful countryside with pet goats and chickens!).
Finding an appropriate Starbucks perhaps has been my biggest dilemma for the day. For whatever reason, this morning I was having a difficult time grounding myself and getting to “that place” where the wind takes us to that perfect place of thought and imagination. There is nothing more awesome than leaving the house with an idea of “where and what you want to do” and arriving without effort.
I drove to the coffee shop closest to my house, parked my car and just sat there; I couldn’t convince myself to go inside. I could only envision that I’d arrive inside and do nothing but allow myself to be distracted by all the activity happening around me.
So I put my car in drive, drove out of town to another favourite place.
Since arriving I have been pleasantly entertained by a group a three young ladies who are taking a break from their grade 11 High School studies, to sit and philosophize about life and give hard opinions and ideas on a range of topics from World Politics, Teachers, Literature and Physics.
There is one lady in the bunch who is most keen on out-talking her peers in sharing her ideas, one of which is the difficulty she is having in imagining where she’ll be in life when she is 40 years old. She can’t understand how some of her peers have a life all planned out like a road map and those who know exactly what they’ll be doing.
I can empathize with her dilemma. I am much closer to 40 than she is and still can’t envision what I’ll be doing tomorrow! From what I can tell, life happens no matter how much we plan and strategize.
It’s motivating when we learn something new; when we can happily say that we understand our neighbours just a little bit better and we can forgive ourselves.