Balance is a fleeting thing...
Do Something Different
I know many working professionals, moms, dads, and anyone who has to balance having a life, with eating healthy and also working to sustain themselves knows that this can be a challenge sometimes. If you find it hard to maintain balance or maybe think that one part of your life is out of balance well. It's hard to know what to do when you've been one way for so long, and it's equally hard to actually do it! Someone once said just do something, doesn't matter if its good or bad, just do SOMETHING different, that will spark the part of our brains that allow us to think outside the box. On the plus side we'll have more experiences to add to the "I like that" or "I definitely don't want that experience again" lists!
I hope the following story about JUST DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT inspires you!
Ask not what the world Can do for you, but what you can do for the world, because the world needs more people who are lit up and excited about life!
WHAT ARE YOU LUSTY AND PASSIONATE FOR IN LIFE?
well I of course said well that's easy... I Love my work! As I started to consider it though, I realized maybe it has become just that- Work. (On a side note I'm not entirely convinced that doing what you love is without side effects - another story for another blog). So I thought I would sit with that question. What am I really lusty and passionate for in life (those words conjure up some pretty good imagery don't they?).
There are a few ways to change your life. Ok, so there are a LOT of ways. When you are in a patterned way of being, you know the one. You get up, you eat the same breakfast and you go to work, and you come home and Tuesday its hockey and Thursday it's dance etc. I am not suggesting that those are negative ways to live. In the interest of balance and maintaining ones spark in life Ive realized I need to shake it up now and again and really feel alive, ignite my adventurous spirit.
So... I'm going to round up cattle In California!!
GOOGLE TO THE RESCUE!!!
So after a little google searching and some following of the internet bunny trails. I inadvertently came across Stemple Creek Ranch . So I sent them an email indicating that I too was a farmer and that I would do my best to be more help then hassle (as can sometimes happen with "free help". So I'll be heading down at a very exciting time to visit Loren and Lisa and their family. I'll get to brand cattle and herd some sheep. Learn about how they do things in the west. Most of all I'll get a change of pace. As Loren said when I spoke with him on the phone it doesn't feel like work when it's not your own.
Here are some pics of the ranch... can you see why Im a TEENCY bit excited!??!? Did I mention it is only a couple miles from the Pacific Ocean...
I hope you leave a comment about what your truly passionate and lusty for, and I hope that one day you can find a way to experience it. We are not passionate and lusty for money or fame or fortune, we are all seeking the experience, and the juiciness of life. We just need to ask ourselves what specifically that is for us? For me its cows.