What are you waiting for?
I mean it: what are you waiting for? We are so good at excuses, aren’t we? Even when we know that this is it: this is our chance, this is our life, today, now, only. And yet, we throw a bunch of “whens” at our dreams and ambitions. When I have the time…When I have the money…When we are more settled…When this gets finished…“When” is code for either I’m afraid or I’m a perfectionist. (Being honest with myself, I recognize that these two things often overlap.)
So, what is it that you feel in your bones you want to try and do…or no longer do? Does it relate to a job, a relationship, a habit, a behavior, your home, your parenting, your health, your attitude, your gratitude? What excuses are you making for yourself in waiting, and are they viable?
I am not suggesting we be reckless or careless. I am not suggesting we throw anything away on a whim. What I am suggesting is that we should reflect intensively on what we truly want from life and on what is preventing us from living that out. And, that we be mindful that tomorrow is not a given. My hope is that having the space to air these ponderings anonymously—what we want and/or what’s holding us back—might free us.
Could this be the beginning of no longer waiting? What is it you are waiting for anyway?