No Ordinary Life
I don’t want to live an ordinary life. I want to take chances, be brave and live to the beat of my own drum. I want to share all the love I have with the world and show people how awesome they are. I don’t want to get to the end of my life thinking ‘good thing I was so sensible’. I want to wake up each morning ready to have a dance party, not thinking about how to just make it through another day. I am not going to live an ordinary life.
What better way to kick off our blog than to write a few words of inspiration, and it’s something which has been slowly scratching away in my brain (plus I didn’t want to do the typical meet and greet post because you can read a little bit more about us here).
Both hubby and I have recently finished up at our full time jobs (the joys of redundancies!). We were both working for the same company, me 9 years, and Andrew 7, so it was fair to say, we were a little freaked out when it all went down. Though we both knew quite a while ago, we had gone as far as we could within the company, and days were much the same and boredom had begun to set in, but it was safe. Safe and sensible, it’s what being a responsible human is all about right? We go to school, college, get a good paying job so we can buy a house, get married, have kids, and hopefully retire before we expire. Society has done well with the conditioning of how we should all be living our lives. Being a little reckless or taking chances is somewhat frowned upon isn’t it, or maybe it’s more criticised because everyone is secretly wishing they could be a little crazy too, and it is better to judge and pull down then it is to cheer the crazy on. We don’t want to highlight our shortcomings or the rut we have built for ourselves, so we secretly daydream about a life we wished we had, wishing our days away and numbing ourselves to what awesomeness living has to offer.
But what if you feel it in your bones, the white picket fence isn’t for you? You yearn for adventure, excitement, or your own sense of freedom to do your own thing. I know I feel it in my bones and have for most of my life, what most consider conventional isn’t the road for me and it’s totally ok! No more trying to fit my circle into the square hole. I think we are living in an exciting time, where more and more people are realising we are here to live a fully expressed life, and we can express ourselves any way we want. I really believe we don’t have to do it hard, we just think we do, so that is exactly what we do… struggle and fight our way through and miss the beauty and wonderment surrounding us.
I now consider ourselves lucky, and I am grateful for the redundancies because it has given us freedom. Freedom to finally carve out the life we have been only fantasising about. Don’t get me wrong, there are still moments my ‘sensible’ head catches me, and I have another freak out moment navigating this new road but we owe it to ourselves to finally let go and see where this dream takes. What I do know is; this moment I am living right now is a real gift, and you can have the life you want, you just have to be brave enough to give it a big warm hug and embrace it.