I am ready for a big-time change. I am am restless. I am looking forward to Easter. This morning, as I sat at my desk, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful Easter decorations (courtesy of a co-worker). I am gazing at the sparkling, pink egg that adorns my computer screen, tied with a pink, bow.
As a child, Easter was everything to me. I loved looking for my Easter basket, which was always carefully hidden away in a forbidden corner of the house. I couldn't wait to get into the candy; especially the yellow, marshmallow "peeps", and the chocolate eggs.
But my childhood is long gone, and I enter the last lap of my life with cautious optimism. When I hear the word retire, I shiver. Retire? and do what? Retirement to me would be starting a small business and doing what I want, because I am financially independent. I don't see that happening.
Someone once told me: Everyone has to:
- Have something to do
- Have something to look forward to
- Have someone to love
Well one out of three is a start. Seriously, I don't want my epitaph to read "Here lies a woman who never lived up to her potential." I have always said that. I am not prepared to leave this world without making an impact in some way.
Up to this point - I would consider my life very average, with mild success thrown in from time to time.
That is not enough. I want more out of life. So, with the advent of Easter, while I won't have the traditional Easter basket, I look symbolically to new beginnings. A fresh start.
I gaze at the colors of the egg in anticipation. Now I have something to look forward to!
Two out of three is even better.