There’s something in this…
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― Mark Twain
That Mark Twain actually wrote or spoke this is debatable. But I am interested in what it says to me. Like any good self-help book will, this saying reminds me that all of those little projects that I sweep aside because of the barriers I perceive for each, I would be better off having a go at. After all, failure is a better teacher, right? Who said that? Does it even matter? I realise though as I get older (and apparently wiser) that I have learnt very little by not failing. And who wants to be old with no great adventure stories to share with the nurse that occasionally pops her head around the door to see if the bed pan is full yet?
So with that, what am I going to do next? Who knows, is the short answer. I know that some of you would argue that my life is full of adventure, but I would hasten to add that I am holding back. Why? I don’t know, but I am sure there is a self-help book out there somewhere that has an answer. In the meantime I am going to unlock the gate, grab the bull by its horns and see where it bucks me.
To my next adventure…
PS. Just because I have become accustomed to adding photos to all my blog posts, here is one where I am setting sail in Kenya! Appropriate? You bet!!