Linz’s Musings – The ‘Story’ of Life…

As another Friday comes to a close, we close the chapter on another week in our lives.

I was sitting in our new high-country hideaway thinking what a great story we all are creating – unique, jam packed with action, drama, and suspense, and I am sure it would certainly make for interesting reading in time; sitting on our front veranda at age 85 reading to our grandkids or great grandkids the story of our lives – them sitting in awe at the twists and turns…

Virus outbreaks, lockdowns, TV billionaires winning presidency elections, then losing again; the success and failures we have all faced. What a recent generation we have had.

But how will YOU like the story of your life?

Think about how you will FEEL when reading to them?

Will you notice the missed opportunities you should have taken?

Will you regret the decisions you didn’t make at crucial crossroads?

Mourn for the missed time you had with family and friends at times we were “too busy” living and ignored life?

It is hard when we are up to our neck in crocodiles, to really see when we are at a crossroads, and often how important is that next decision.
In hindsight, we can look back and say “Wow, if only I had taken that step to do how different might my life have been!”

But at the time, is just another thing, that in our busy day-to-day lives, we just dismiss… “I don’t have time” … “oh, sounds good, but I will do it later” … “yes I would like to, but not right now” …

Then, soon turns into later, and later, and we continually miss these opportunities.

Don’t let the busy-ness of life allow you to miss those crucial forks in the road; those important decisions that will change your life.

Forge that story of life, those next chapters in the book – with excitement and new experiences, growth, and learnings… don’t just rewrite the last chapter again…

One comment I read recently, really hit home – “Most people will be in the exact same place next year, as they are today. Don’t be most people.”

Remember, life is an adventure, full of twists and turns, hills and valleys, achievements and setbacks.

Go out there and get them!