Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Work in Progress

In my 30th year of life, I am embracing the fact that I am a work in progress. The vision I had for my life is quite different than what I had imagined for myself when I was younger. I dreamed of being a writer and an artist and traveling the world. I used to spend hours writing poetry and sketching the world around me. But as I began that voyage into adulthood, I tried to follow a more "sensible" road in life. And though I wouldn't trade any of the experiences I have had for anything in the world, I still wonder how my life could have been different had I pursued a different path.

I am a believer in the power of the universe and feel in my heart that everything in life happens for a reason. Though my life is not what I had pictured it would be, it is still filled with blessings. Regret is like a disease and can weaken the soul. So, instead of living with regret, I am challenging myself to use the time I have left on this earth to explore opportunities in art and writing and make it a part of my life again. I am not seeking fame or fortune - just a chance to experience those simple pleasures again, those things I enjoyed before life got so complicated.

I don't know how this will evolve, but I look forward to the journey.


“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Here is the key to your earthly pursuits.”
- Carl Jung


  1. I am so glad you started a blog! We are all works in progress and sometimes it is hard to remember that. I have to remind myself all of the time. Regret certainly can be a disease.

  2. Thanks! I started blogging in 2000, but I decided to shut my old blog down and start up a new one. (The old one was about Okinawa.)



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