Saturday, March 16, 2013
As my friend was in Milan for business, he came across a artist from a tiny town. The man has no T.V or internet or any idea that other opportunities lie out there for him. We then wandered through the thoughts of whether or not its better to be ignorant to all of life's possibilities but learn to appreciate and just stick to one thing, or to have a clear a view of your potential and keep waiting for what you want.
There are many things I love that are simple. One of the reasons I love Country music so much is that every song is usually about love in some form or having a good time with friends. Never will you hear Brad Paisley sing about the new Rolex on his wrist. Always coming across satisfaction so easily doesn't sound so bad at all.
The most important things are pretty simple, family, friends and health, everything else is just sprinkles on the ice cream sundae of life. Sometimes I for a second I wish that I didn't require so much entertainment and have such a high level of expectations for myself, because then satisfaction would come much more readily right? I then quickly realize that I'm just not that person. I love to keep my world open to new people, foods and adventures and take opportunities presented to me to the max. On the other hand, I am most positively sure that whenever the day comes that I have a baby, I know that I'll be so in love and awe that the last thing on my mind will be jumping from place to place, I will want to savor the moment.
Variety is the spice of life. I've often pondered the thought of there being one perfect career for me, but have come to the conclusion that there isn't, I portray interest in many different things and want to cultivate them all. I take something from everything I do, places I go or people I meet. I love that the artist devotes so much of himself to his work and that alone seems to keep him happy but i feel that he is missing out on so much. A happy medium of fully enjoying the little things and living life to the fullest, is the most attractive state of mind to me. Being able to be happy with less, but also opening yourself up to always welcome more of what life has to offer, will bring one the best of both worlds.
There are times in life when its great to live lavishly,run forward without abandon, get lost, take a lot of risks and live like its your last day on earth. There are also times when its nice to sit back in your favorite spot on your couch, in your most comfortable sweats, with a bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine and the people you love. I myself, don't feel i have to choose between excitement and simplicity, because each day I can "put on different shoes." So like I say while shopping for a new pair of heels," I'll take both. "