The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
I read that quote today on Lesley Carter’s blog, Bucket List Publications. Lesley is always out searching for the next adventure and she also helps others’ dreams come true (check her blog out). But I sure don’t live life that way…wish I did, but I’m not much of a risk taker; it was ingrained into me during my childhood to be stable, cautious, secure. Therefore, I feel like a lot of life has passed me by and it’s my own fault.
Geez, how depressing, huh? Sorry…I do have fun and I like many things about my life but it’s more of a contentment than “living life to the fullest.” I have to trudge off to work everyday just to keep what I have and I don’t feel like I’m making the most of my time. It could be far worse I know, and I’m not complaining…I just wish I would take a few more chances.
Maybe it’s the gloomy weather that has me down but I know we need the rain really badly and we are getting some now. It’s rained a few times in the last couple days and I know it’s raining up in northern Arizona, too, so the spindly little pine trees I showed in my last post might be getting some needed relief now.
My next post will be more up :)…really.
*Kim Klassen textures on the first three photos (and they look better if you click on them).
Just added~rain in Phoenix for the 3rd time in the last few days…yay!