Have you ever thought about…a complete change of lifestyle? Have you ever thought about…living outside your character? Yet those fantasies and thoughts keep haunting you…can I really do this, should I do this, how could it be possible? The letter below is from a sister who did it. We would love to hear from others who have made great changes or took broad chances. Inspire us! Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to share with all on our blog (anonymously, of course).
Aba-daba-doo from Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, am I really here? Two year teaching contract! No going back now. I flash on my kids back in the US…and there are tears. Abu Dhabi, what have you done to me? The cultural immaturity enchants, and at the same time baffles me. We stare in mutual wonder, those lovely ‘black crows’, the femmes in full abayas. Who am I really? At 62, a single woman, mother and grandmother, I can do this. Teach, explore, create and ultimately embrace. The possibilities and opportunities are out there…reach out, pursue and forge through. Oh yeah, the stuffed grape leaves here are divine.
Don’t peel away last year’s wise layer of bark. A new year shouldn’t mean stripping away the past. This upcoming year is yet another layer…a thicker trunk represents age, and with this…wisdom. Bring it on 2012!
"If something is boring after 2 minutes, try it for 4. If still boring, then 8. Then 16. Then 32. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all." - John Cage