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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Going Through The Motions....


Have you ever seen those....swirly storms, where a gust of wind picks up a few leaves, and before you know it, its a full blown funnel of leaves blowing all around. I'm not even sure of how to describe it, but I always call them "swirly storms".

Lately, I feel that I am in the midst of hundreds of swirly storms....and then you find me..going along at a snails pace with the world and LIFE swirling by. I don't know if I should even call it trapped or just plain out of sorts, but what I do know is that it is definitely time for a change. You see, my birthday is Christmas Eve, and this year, I'm looking at the BIG 4-0. Realizing that this life is the only one that I have, well, its time to step out of these swirly storms, and LIVE!

For years now, I have listened to motivational tapes and read uplifting books about living your dreams, and creating the life you desire, and yet, I have sat safely on the sidelines learning. Still not trusting me to make it happen....until now. I'm not sure of where this will take me, but this girl knows what she wants...and being trapped in the midst of hundreds of swirly storms is not it!! I just know that there is more out there for me, and that may be not living behind the "security" of a paycheck....you know...just going through the motions of life, but never actually jumping in. I want something more!! You see, there is a whisper inside me...just a tiny faint whisper of something more...something else...and for the longest time, I've kept it at bay... Since there are no re-do's in life, I want to live with no regrets...

Every morning, I want to jump out of bed ready for the day ahead...with excitement...and lately I've been feeling stuck...

So, with that all being said...I'm looking forward to what is ahead...I'm making my plan!!! Creating the life I've imagined...

Until next time,

Ophelia

7 comments:

Mar said...

you GO girl!!!

Sharon DiGiulio said...

Ophelia: You are such a talented woman! You have so much to say through your art. Just be patient! I think that's the hardest thing to learn. Have faith in yourself. I do!
- Sharon

nzeller said...

Oh yet again you've touch on another one of my core feelings. One foot in front of the other...we can do it!

Hugs...Nanette

Lori Saul said...

I so enjoyed your wonderful post- I too feel stuck at times. The swirly storms are nature's unrest as well! Your journal art is very beautiful and expressive- a great healing tool. Thank you for dropping by my blog and your lovely comment!

Glenda T. said...

Love the word swirly storms and you have some amazing journal pages!! I know what you mean about there are no re-dos, sometimes it's downright scary how fast time is going!!!

Jennifer said...

I think we all have times when we feel like we are moving at a snails pace in the middle of a swirly storm... at least I know I do. Just hold on to your faith... the swirly storm will move on!!

Laura Haviland said...

Ophelia I feel like that too, I think a lot us do. Be so proud to say it out loud and share.You are just beginning at 40, that is what they say.LOL I wish you the very best and loved what you expressed of yourself. That must of taken some great thought, to share. I love every word you wrote and can just tell great things are ahead for you !!!!!!!! All "great new beginings "brave girlfriend". Hugs, Laura. Like "Mar" said You go girl !!!!

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