Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome to Someday

When I was twelve, the movie Star Wars opened at the LaGrange Theater. My mom took my sister and I to see it. I was not a fan of the sci-fi shows on tv at the time and I certainly did not want to see a movie about aliens and outer space.

I loved it. It was larger than life. It was epic.

Since then, I have stepped out of my comfort zone hundreds of times. I have tried all sorts of things. I've been hang-gliding, rafting through the rain forest, hiking in the Canadian Rockies, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, traveled by myself, left a job or two, taken on a leadership role in my community, and read a series of books about a boy wizard.

I've loved some things whereas others, not so much.

A week from Friday I fly to Spain and begin a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. Like many times before, I've been asked, "Are you ready?" I don't know. For everything I've done in my life, I've never thought, I'm ready. And, as my Aunt Lyn pointed out, "You'd better do it while you can still move."

I know so many people who have put off doing things until retirement, or until their children are grown and out of the house, or until they are good at something, or until "someday." I don't wait. I don't want my children to wait. "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

Welcome to Someday.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Have I suggested the movie "The Way" to you? It involves that same pilgrimage.