making plans

“We have to be willing to get rid of the life we had planned so as to live the life that is waiting for us” – Joseph Campbell
     It’s amazing how often we see quotes that are meant to be funny, inrpiring, or food for thought.  I never even pay attention anymore I am so bombarded with them.  And then I saw this one.
     A few  years back, I had the rest of my life all planned out.  It turns out what was waiting for me was very different and much better than my plan.
My plan was simple:
1. buy a foreclosure cheap, live in it while fixing it up, and sell for a tidy sum
2. get smart and invest in stocks and make a tidy sum
3. enjoy the manly things in life.  Hunting, fishing, mountain biking, working on my truck, etc…
4. get in better shape
     That lasted for two years.  And then my wife came along and life has taken many different turns.  I couldn’t imagine not having her here for the ride.  It’s weird to look back now so much has changed.  When I think about that quote, I just imagine all the doors that have opened and how many are still left to open.
     The life waiting for me has been a blast.  It’s been work but well worth it.  I just had to know it when I saw it and live it to the fullest

About thejollyrunner

There's so much and so little time. The two most important things to know is I suffer from a condition caused Generalized Dystonia and that I love to run. Ironically, two things that don't mix are what now defines me. I have a whole variety of other interests such as my long standing devotion to the Texas Rangers. I am also quite the hunter, fisher, and all around outdoorsman. If I had more time and less dystonia pains, I would fit in more gardening, home improvement, and probably some amatuer astronomy. And lastly, while my life is regrettably being slowed down from the dystonia, I am trying my hand at writing. I have a lot of ideas and it would be nice to see if I have what it takes to create some works worthy of publsihing.
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