Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Day One Of The Adventure Begins! January 1st

Let the games begin! January 1st was the beginning of this fun and exciting new lifestyle, and it was a day for reflection and resolution. There is a quote from The Dead Poet's Society (or more, in actuality, from Thoreau) that reads:

"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately.

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,

To put to rout all that was not life,

And not, when I came to die,

Discover that I had not lived."

Never had such a thought occured to me before... that I could live my whole life, but not really LIVE it. I can still hear those words from that movie, echoing through my head... "Carpe diem! Seize the day! Make your lives extraordinary!"

I want to seize the day, catch those moments, make my life extraordinary. I'm talking about those experiences that are "in the moment", those times that you only have once in a lifetime. That moment where you try something new and find out something new about yourself in the process. That day where you take that small or giant leap you've always wanted to, and found youself looking from a completely different point of view. These are the moments where instead of saying, "I wish I was brave enough to do that", you're confidently stepping up to the challenge. I'm talking about the variety in life, or just a twist on your every day routine. It doesn't have to be the biggest thing, but something.

I want to suck out all the marrow of life.. suck it dry to the bone. The world has a lot to offer, if I am just willing to take those moments for myself. No regrets, no doubts, and no fear. Life is always an adventure... always.