Friday, October 04, 2013

Free To Do, Free To Be

If I were to wake up tomorrow, free to do anything I wanted and be whoever I wanted to be, I would work for myself and have the freedom to live where I wanted.  I would be fearless and adventurous and there would never be a time when life felt monotonous.  And I would continue to feel very blessed.

I would be able to make a living doing things that I liked.  There is value in working, I understand that. But what weighs on you is how so much time is spent on other work and how long and taxing those days are. Then you get home and you get caught up in blogging and designing and jewelry making and all of a sudden you wonder where the time went.  Life is so sweet, there is no reason why one shouldn't be able to make a living doing something that makes you lose track of time.  I just refuse to believe that you have to settle for the former.  

Above all else, I want to be able to be able to have the freedom to move.  I want to be able to pick up and move to london for a few months.  I want to travel with the intention of really letting myself sink into the culture and way of life.  If you are only there for a week or two you'll want to be a tourist, see everything you can!  I want that, but I also want to eat a leisurely lunch at a little cafe without the worry that I am going to waste time and miss something.  

I want to spend my younger years traveling around and save the settling down for when I get a bit older.  I do want to settle down, have kids, and have our forever home and do all of that but first.  first. I want a little adventure and I want to be able to say that I did something to give myself that opportunity.

Ya know, just some thoughts on this Friday night.

If you woke up tomorrow and were free to do anything you wanted with your life, what would you do and who would you be?


  1. Gosh if I could do anything or be anything, I would open a bakery/flower shop with my mom. And we would plan weddings and every day would just be so much fun :)

  2. I would open my own coffee shop!

  3. Still be me, trying to write stuff, but in Europe!

  4. I completely agree with this post. That is exactly how I would love if I had the choice. I feel so blessed to have a good job but I hate not having any flexibility in my schedule and also not being able to travel or even move around like I want.

  5. That is such a hard question for me to answer. You have tempted me to write a blog post on that..
    Part of me would want to settle down, but then I am only 19, and I would love to travel and to move around as I please. Going to school would be no where on my list..It makes me think of what am I doing with my life?

  6. I would travel. I would share the world with my two girls. Let them see all that the world has to offer. I would bake cakes and make jewelry as we travelled. This would be my perfect life. Thanks for the post always a good read.