Monday, 2 January, 2012
If the world will end in December 21, 2012, then let’s live the life of our dreams now!
Scholarly debates aside, why not live 2012 as if it’s your last?
Why not do the one thing you thought you never had time for?
I’ve always wanted to attend a proper creative writing course, a beginner’s course, and meet a teacher who’d tell me how to do it right like I’m writing for the first time. Then I’d like to attend a formal course on literature and get to know our great writers from a teacher’s perspective. I know I can read about them but I’d like the point-of-view of someone who has read them all.
Why not do the one thing that scares you?
I’ve always been afraid of the water but I’ve always wanted to see a whale shark. There. One for the bucket list.
Why not do a repeat performance of the best time in your life?
My family always goes back to the memory of us in New York City. Love doesn’t do justice to how we feel about the city that never sleeps. Boys, I’m working on it!
Why not build something?
If the world is ending in 2012, it won’t matter if it becomes big or not. The only thing that will matter is that you built it. I will be CEO of my own company, WriteFromTheBeach, and I will buy shares in my son’s own business.
See, it changes everything, right? It changes how you think. Suddenly, you’re reminded of the things that matter to you.
And if, for a second, you thought my mind hovers up there with the clouds, I’d like to cut that thought short and tell you that my feet are firmly planted on the ground. I will still keep on working, yes, even on weekends. But, instead of hunching over my computer during my lunch break, mindlessly wolfing anything that passes off as lunch, I vow to get up and make wise use of that time. Because that’s my own time.
And, instead of thinking that working weekends are such a sacrifice, I will consider them weekend deposits for when I get off for a vacation of a lifetime. And when I withdraw those weekend deposits, the idea is to withdraw completely. There is a time for work. There is a time for play. Enough said.
We all work and that’s our reality. But it doesn’t have to be our entire life. In fact, it really isn’t. And the life that we live outside of work is the very thing that sustains it. Don’t ever forget that.
See, it is possible.
There is a new beginning just as the world is ending.