My current life interferes with the life I desire to live! – DMW

Sometimes I wonder if I sit and think about life too much.  I’m always trying to make sense of everything and attempting to better understand how life works.  I’ve been back at it again this week, but this time, I’m ready to not only think about things, but I’m ready to start moving and implementing the change I desire!  Today’s conclusion: My current life interferes with the life I desire to live! 

How did I come to this conclusion?  After taking a moment to reflect on what my life looks like right now, I realized that there are a lot of things that capture my interest, but the self-imposed busyness of my life prevents me from seeking out those things.  What I’m currently doing is preventing me from living the life I want to live.  I’ve been wanting to take tennis lessons for a little while now, and today found out that the local community college is offering a class on Saturdays this fall.  This made my day until I realized that on 4 of the 6 Saturdays that the class is being offered my schedule is already occupied by other things!  Seriously…it’s not even fall yet, and my weekends are that packed!  This left me feeling some kinda way because I’ve slowly allowed my life to be controlled by the desires of others, rather than the desires of my own heart.  That’s not to say that the things that are currently on my schedule are not of interest to me because they are, but these things are interfering with the life I desire to live at this moment.

In light of this, I find myself reevaluating my priorities.  I have to dig down deep and truly consider what is a priority for me…is it my career, spending time with my family, pursuing a dating life, exercising, hanging with friends more often, doing church work, spending time alone, taking pictures, competing in 5K races, taking classes at the community college…the list could go on and on and on.  Recognizing the infinite nature of this list reminds me of the importance of always being aware of the fluidness of life.  The world around me is constantly changing, and as a result, I must allow change to inhabit my life as well.  Doing the same thing over and over again won’t yield significantly different results and resisting change won’t make life any easier.  This shift in my thinking about my priorities may cause some strife and stress in my relationships with others, but that’s just the way it will have to be.  As the picture references, “It’s time for me live my life on MY new canvas!”

Until next time…



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