Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What DO You Want?

What do you want?  What do you really want?  Out of your journey, out of your life?  What do you want to be?  What do you want to accomplish?

What if I told you that you can have it all?  You can! 

But, have to cross this river, walk through the woods with wet, sandy shoes (maybe even, a rock or two got in there), climb a mountain in the rain, and camp out, wet beneath the stars. don't want it now?  Why?  Is it too hard?

It's funny, how these questions popped into my head.  I was perusing Facebook bright and early and some guy I went to high school with, whom I never talked to even then, and definitely don't talk to now had updated his status to say "Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone"

Everytime, I read it...I want to do a double take, the sky lights up, a choir sings.  I mean, isn't that just the TRUTH.  Right there in black and white.  So simple, but so difficult to execute.

Maybe...I didn't want it bad enough.  Maybe I forgot I could swim, didn't take the time to wash the sand from my shoes and remove the rocks.  Maybe I didn't realize that I could seek shelter from the rain under the trees of the mountain or forgot that I can pack a lighter and dry myself next to a campfire, under a sky FULL of amazing stars.

Maybe...just maybe, I forgot to prepare myself for the journey because I was too busy worrying about how difficult it was going to be.


  1. That's a fantastic quote. I think "stepping outside your comfort zone" would make a GREAT weekly challenge. Eh?

    ~Chubby McGee

  2. Thats a beautiful inspirational thought. There is so much of the world out there that is ours for the talking, that we can have if we really really want it badly enough. Wouldn't it be so much better for us if we aimed for all the stars of life that we could achieve instead of being sad for the one or two things that for whatever reason cannot be ours. Very thought provoking

  3. Great post! You've got me thinking....

  4. I have to agree with Chubby. Great quote, and definitely would amount to an interesting status..

  5. Christie you are soooo good. This also has me thinking not only about what I want, but why I'm afraid to get it. The quote from your "friend" is really, really profound. I am going to start to challenging my comfort zone first thing next week, once I get some things done and have more time... JUST KIDDING!!! I'm starting today!!