Thursday, July 22, 2010

Children get older, I'm getting older too...

Sometimes I find myself waiting for my life to start.   Like some magical day I'm going to wake up and everything will be as it should be, as I thought it would be.

When I was a little girl, I dreamt about how perfect life would be someday.    And though in my dreams I never could quite see the details, the story always ended the same: Happily Ever After.   

Sometimes I still feel like that little girl, still dreaming about what life will be like when I grow up.   And here I sit,  getting older every day, and I find myself wondering when I'm going to start living?    I spend so much time waiting.... for that happily ever after.   But the truth is, life is not a fairy tale.   Don't get me wrong, life is beautiful, my life is beautiful.    But life is a journey, a long and winding journey, with ups and downs.    I just have to keep reminding myself to open my eyes along the way, because there are beautiful things happening all around.   

I need to learn how to let go.  

Of people I've loved, and lost.  

Of ideas I had about who I should be

Of mistakes that I've made.

Of what might have been.

I need to stop waiting

And just let it be 

stop dwelling on the past.

Stand up and walk out of your history.

-- Phil McGraw

and remember that things change.

I need to start living.

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
-- Joseph Campbell


  1. this is exactly where i am at right now.

  2. This is so something I need to work on too. I tend to get so caught up in the details, that I miss the bigger picture... you are not alone in this lady!

  3. Hi *waves* it's been so long since I've visited *ashamed* but not to worry I'm here now, telling you how much I've missed your blog!!! Life gets so busy sometimes!

    This must have taken forever to put together but I have to say I'm so thankful that you did! I needed inspiration like this it was perfect after one very stressful evening!!

  4. This blog was perfect Ashley...I needed it so much. You are such an incredible soul!

  5. Fantastic post, a great inspiration to enjoy whats going on in the present and realize that this is life. Tomorrow is never guarenteed. Thank you for this!

  6. yes.
    this is fantastic.

    i really needed it :)

  7. It's definitely so easy to wish your life away and search for better tomorrows. By doing that we miss out on what we are doing today to make tomorrow so good!