When I taught at the university I thought one of my first publications would be in a professional journal. How life changes in a blink of an eye. I recently submitted a little ditty to an online magazine Wildfire community. Check out this magazine for young women with breast cancer. It is beautifully curated. My blurb is in the new normal edition where I discuss how I am saying yes more AND no more. It is about stepping outside my comfort zone more for enjoyment, joy and exploration all the while stepping away from what is not meaningful.
I have said before and I will say it again. I don't have a bucket list. I call them bucket lists of regrets. That is not my style. Life is good. Life is Joy. Life does not need to be filled with.... But what if..... But if only....... But I will never....But I still need to.......
Life is about Faith
that I am where I need to be. I can be a part of the experiences that I want to. Just yesterday my friend texted about going to the crazy 8 demolition derby. Something we enjoyed doing together in high school. My initial gut reaction was No. But not because I didn't want to, but because I had worked all week, I was tired, it would be busy, would I find a seat, and parking? I have a bit of social anxiety that I have never really put out there for people to know about. But it is there. I get a bit weird about crowds and the logistics of events. I digress. Anyways, I took a deep breath and remembered how much fun I had going to these events when I was younger. How I never worried about those adulty things like being tired, people, and parking. So I said YES. We had a great time and was just what I needed after a long work week. Time with friends and showing my daughter a little bit of my teen years.