Monday, May 11, 2009

Getting to where I'm going

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

Wandering in the wilderness. Trying to find my way. Lost? Or found? From the backseat - are we there yet? For too long I haven't really had in my mind where I wanted to go with my life. Now I'm starting to.

It's not always easy, knowing which way to go. For too many years I "let the fear take the wheel and steer." Guess that's why this song resonated with me so strongly. (The video with the cool hand drawing has had embedding disabled but you can watch it here.) 

So, where am I going with this? I'm not sure. I've kind of given up the endless planning I did all the time (to the point of not doing anything, just planning things) and just doing stuff.  I just sit and start typing. Oh, I'll have an idea to start with, but I don't work it all out ahead of time. And honestly, I don't remember what I had thought I'd say when I was thinking of this post earlier today. This evening has been filled with interrupting phone calls - my train of thought has been derailed several times. And it's late. So, I'll just leave you with an image - a place of beginning.


Craig Sorensen said...

I hadn't seen the acoustic version of "Drive" and I'm glad you shared it. Excellent, as is the original video.

Glad you're taking the wheel back.

I wish you well on the next leg of your journey.


JM Stone said...

Wow, the necklace and the photo!!

Sometimes just driving without a set destination is the best way to go.

It's a matter of letting yourself stray from the path to smell the flowers, appreciate a waterfall, or just sit down and take stock. On occasion I think we spend so much time when we are young "staying in line", keeping to the sidewalk, and so forth that we forget, as adults, that we don't have to do that anymore.

And I know exactly, exactly what you mean about planning until you don't do anything. I've done that alot in my life.


Anonymous said...

...and just when you think you have all of your ducks in a row, a bus comes along out of nowhere and you're left with a mouthful of feathers.

why is it i never see the bus....?


Erobintica said...

Hey Craig, thanks. And I love the poetry you're putting up on your blog. I saw the challenge - haven't taken it yet. Impressed with your results though.

JM. Yeah, I do really want that necklace. I'll wear it with my sundial watch. ;-) Oh! I was sooooo good at staying in line AND hiding the fact whenever I stepped off the curb.

cerulean - because that's the nature of buses. Sorry about the feathers.