Monday, December 20, 2010

What Robert Frost said, Please do!

Yesterday someone got me thinking about the worth of our lives. I wondered to myself if I have done anything at all in this life worth doing, as far as the world goes. I like to think that I have been a partner in raising three great children who are doing well and have great kids of their own. That’s parenting, and that has been a shared responsibility.

But, as far as anything I personally have done, it’s hard to think of anything. Oh, I started out idealistically enough. I really wanted to be a writer, but I have never had the time, no…that’s not really the truth. The truth is I have never had the DRIVE. It takes drive and determination to do what you want in life, along with a sense of single minded purpose. Sadly, I have never had that. I think I am ADD to some extent! I get started on something, and get going on it and then…I lose the excitement about it and want to move on to something else. I am a wonderful STARTER, but not a good FINISHER at all. I guess that’s the story of my life (as the song goes) in a nutshell.

Do I have time to rectify the situation? I don’t know. I tell you honestly, with the way I have felt over the last year I don’t really know. I feel like my life is mostly in the past. That’s not a good way to feel, and I know it. Please don’t worry about encouraging me though. It doesn’t work. Whatever I am going to do with the rest of my life, whether short or a little longer, it’s up to me to get the fire under the boiler and get it going. I just hope I have enough fuel left.

But, as advice for all you young ones out there: DO SOMETHING YOU LIKE DOING! Don’t do something just for the money, or just because you have to in order to get by. It will make you miserable. I have been searching for the right "JOB". I never found it, You know why? Because it doesn’t exist anywhere except inside my MIND. That’s right. You cannot find what is not there. Robert Frost talked about taking the road less traveled. All you young ones with lots of time left in your lives, PLEASE take his advice. It WILL make all the difference.


ItsJustMe said...


I just wanted to let you know that you HAVE done something "in your life worth doing as far as the world goes" -- you ARE a writer. And, you are a writer whose words are worthy of reading. I've read six of your most recent posts, so far, and I look forward to reading all of your others that you've shared. You are able to put to words what, probably, a lot of people think about. Your thoughts, opinions, feelings and suggestions are written from your heart which makes what you write worthy of reading. You have a talent for expressing yourself in a way that people can identify with.

So, just let it be known that you HAVE "left a mark" in this world -- you bring joy and give a friendship of sorts to those who spend many hours reading "The Thoughts of Cherry Jane."

Take good care - enjoy your day!


Anonymous said...

Good advice. I STILL don't know what I want to be when I grow up and I am a tad older than you are my dear. Still, every morning when I get up I think to myself, "I wonder what adventure this day will hold". Today, I am thinking about vintage aprons and hoping to find the pattern that my gram used. Tomorrow? Who knows!