JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
This morning I woke up just a bit more stiff and sore than I usually am. I have to admit, I caught myself thinking...I'm getting to old for this lifestyle. I mean, maybe there's a reason we stop dreaming of the next great adventure as we grow up. Maybe getting older is suppose to mean that it's time to grow out of the desire to see what's out there and just settle in to our "responsibilities". You know, like going to a job you don't like, or waking up Monday morning already living for the upcoming weekend. Maybe we are suppose to accept that watching TV shows about people pretending to be the people we want to be is as good as it gets now. Maybe being "normal" is the way to go here, yes?
OORRR...maybe I should realize the normality SUCKS! It's full of doubt and insecurity. It's accepting things as truth simply because we are told that it is. Normal is debt, broken relationships, addiction, and a whole lot of being someone we may not want to be. The last thing I want to become is domesticated to the point of fitting into the box of normality.
So, instead, I'm going to get up, stretch out, take a few deep breaths and thankfully decide how I am going to live today. How am I going to find and be the best version of me I can be. How I'm going to escape the status quo and explore more, live more adventurous, and dig deep enough to push myself past my limits and discover what I can really do. Life is not about growing old and fading off into the sunset. It's about chasing your dreams without settling. It's about enriching the world and people in it because of who you are. It's about laughter, challenge, occasion pain and pushing through it to refine yourself for the next go. Life is about love and you can't possibly love living in the doubt, fear and regret of being "normal". So, instead of being "normal" today, just worry about being you. Right now is all we have folks, let's live it.
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