So we extended the challenge to each other to live big. How? That was up to us. I got off the computer that night and started thinking about what I could do. I have been feeling like something is missing lately. Don't get me wrong, I love my life. I love my husband, and my children, and the opportunity to be at home with them so much. I have even begun to love my job again (huzzah!). What I am missing is something that is mine. I started to think about what it is that I could do to fill the gap. I searched my brain for what talent I had that I could expand upon. I came up blank. Then it hit me, there is only one thing that I truly regret not doing in my life, for giving up. One thing you say? Yes, one thing that I really wish I could take back. And I felt silly, but this feels like the thing that might do the trick. Okay, are you ready? The cello. That's right, the cello. I gave it up as a kid due to logistics of getting it on the bus and not being able to get a ride every day that I needed it with me. So goodbye cello. Sure, I wish I had actually practiced the piano more so that I'm not ashamed to play in front of people, but that really isn't that huge of a regret for me. Every time I hear the cello I ache. It's one of the most beautiful sounds to me. But is it too late in life to learn an instrument? Do I actually have the time? All I know is I need something for me, not for the kids, not for my husband, not for the house. ME. Selfish? I don't think so. We all need an outlet. Some people paint, craft, run, cook, read. Everyone has something, so here's to finding mine. I just need to go out there and LIVE BIG.
What will you do to live big?