I've been thinking about this a lot lately, as my grandma passed away recently and I've taken today off work to get my head together after the nightmare of dealing with not only the grief, but with a family "reunion" that could not have gone worse if they'd tried.
Do you live life to it's fullest?
I don't think so. I've tried hard to live a good life, I have a career in welding, a lovely wife, and a roof over my head (although not the ideal setup at the moment). Despite that I feel like I'm not doing anything interesting with my life, and I mostly divide my time between sleeping, working, and the short period after work where I'm waiting to go back to sleep. I feel like this is the cycle I'm stuck with for the rest of my life.
What are some things that you do that make you feel alive?
Well, literally right now I'm sitting by a lake. I was working on a bracelet, which I certainly enjoy. I have one or two good friends I try to see when our schedules sync up. I was learning drums, but since we moved I can't play my acoustic kit, so I'm trying to save up for an electronic one.
What simple and basic things bring balance and meaning to your life?
The outdoors. I like to bike places and just relax. I enjoy good conversation, but I can rarely find one lately. I really enjoyed the conversations on this forum, I'm not sure why I haven't frequented more. Then again, when I stopped using forums I also stopped reading and creative writing, so I guess I just haven't had much to say the last few years.
Take some time and think about these things. And then think about the things that you want to do to bring more life to your life.
First off, I gotta find a different job. I enjoy welding to an extent, but not enough to spend my life sticking metal together. I'm hoping to eventually get a CS degree of some caliber and take that wherever it takes me. Alternatively I'd like to start some kind of business, but I wouldn't even know where to start.
Second and most importantly, I'd love to learn drums and start (or join) a band. Ideally I'd like to get my sister in on this, as we haven't been very close and I think this would be a great way to get in touch.
That said, despite getting eaten alive by these mosquitos, it's a lovely day today. Sorry for my one post ever being a bit of a downer! =P
"What is up with this penguin
?" - Shamus Young, FtB 68