Sometimes I seriously wonder what rock I’ve been hiding under. I mentioned in my last post that a friend sent me a song. That song prompted me to go find the video for it and I got distracted and my last post happened instead of this one.
Back in the day I was a fan of The Human League, The Eurythmics, Men At Work, Bananarama and other groups of this musical genre. Obviously, being a starving college student, I didn’t have tons of stereo equipment (unlike many of my friends who had the whole slew of components, thanks to their Daddys’ wallets) so I didn’t purchase albums or tapes. I just listened to whatever people played. I never heard this song. Not once. Until yesterday.
Now, those readers who’ve journeyed with me for a bit, know that I’ve lived under a rock ,for the most part, the last couple of decades of my life. (Yes, I’m being a bit facetious…dont’ take everything so seriously!) While most people were working on careers or having good marriages and building stable financial lives for their families, I was doing none of this. What I was doing was occupying my time being something for someone else. This something was not me and the resulting crash and burn of it all has me rethinking how to do the second half of life. Part of that rethinking has me making plans to do all the stuff I’ve wanted to do, but because I lived under a rock with fairly unadventurous people, never did. I no longer feel I need to have a companion with me before I begin my adventure. I’m gradually crawling out from the rock.
I sometimes get momentarily down and discouraged because the rock I’m crawling out from is heavy right now, however it is not nearly as heavy as it was last year at this time. It is also not going to be this heavy next year at this time if things continue for me as they have been. In fact, I determined that this year, in a step of faith and optimism and personal accountability, I am getting my passport.
I do sometimes feel like I’m starting out behind in life, but after this weekend’s Kentucky Derby race, I’m thinking it is still possible for me to come from behind and finish strong. Below is a clip of that amazing race if you didn’t see it. To see how really dramatic this upset was, forward the video to the end where they show the replay. This horse started out the race 15 lengths behind the pack. They didn’t even have him on the video for most of the race! He just punched it at the end. Hey, I think I can do that too! Now, all I need is a good rider jockey!!!! (LOL! I could not resist that!)
Here’s the vid. Enjoy!