Sunday, January 10, 2010

Guest Post

Today I'm bringing you something written by Cindy from Language Is Wine Upon The Lips.  Her writing has affected me tremendously, and inspired me to return to writing short stories and poetry shortly after I started my blog.

I chose the post below as I felt it typifies something we should all pursue... our dreams and aspirations.  It's too easy to put things off for fear of taking that next step, not knowing what lies ahead. I've been as guilty of this as anyone.  But what I've found is that when you take that leap, there's usually a net waiting for you at the bottom.  We just have to recognize it when it's there. 

Here's life through her eyes...

Walking Gets Too Boring When You Learn How To Fly

Here’s to making resolutions for a wonderful new decade and wishing our loved ones a warm, happy new year while wondering if anything will really change at all!

Salud! *Tight Hugs*

Carry on please… Your quiet desperation awaits…

My father, who over twenty years ago took a rather successful giant leap of faith by moving his entire family to a new country, is having an awful hard time deciding whether to take a job opportunity near Seattle that pays more than twice his current salary. He calls me to discuss it every other hour and likes to incessantly list the reasons why it’s not a good idea. What about health insurance for your sister? What will I do about the house? Your aunt really doesn’t want me go… And what if I don’t like it there?

So what about the cheers and the hugs and the champagne we drink at midnight on the last day of every year we’ve ever known? Are we just going through the motions because that’s what we have always done and what our families and friends do? Or do we take that drink, eat those twelve grapes, and really… truly… take on this new decade by the BALLS and make it ours?!

The funny thing about happiness and adventure is that it’s actually up to you. It’s really your choice.

No really… it is!

I can’t make my father take the job offer, but tomorrow I’m spending time with him updating his resume and reminding him that we’re more likely to regret the things we don’t do than the risks we take. I’ll remind him that in a few months if all the planets align and all fairy dust has its way, I’ll be dropping my life as I know it and on my way to school, and that my sister is already living her own adventure while learning a few lessons along the way. I’ll remind him again that children come through you but not for you and that my aunt needs to live her own passions and let him live out his. It is not his job to assure anyone’s happiness but his own.

And so all I can do is open the door and hope he walks through. I’m not responsible for his happiness either and if he chooses complacency instead of opportunity and learning… well… that’s just his path and I will love him no less.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it all happen.

I think about that all the time… I live it ALL the time.

So I made the decision not to be fearful, to be happy, and to follow my bliss. I decided to finally listen to my guides and wonderful friends who saw things much clearer before I ever did. It was a conspiracy alright… a really, really good one. Thank you… to all of you here, up there, anywhere.

Wholehearted warm wishes in this new year. May the universe conspire in your favor and may the search for truth and happiness be the guiding light in your life.

Your dreams await, you know…

Where are you flying to?

…cause I’m a gypsy
Are you coming with me?
I might steal your clothes and wear them if they fit me…


  1. This is a beautiful post, something that would be good to re-read again during those moments when we loose sight of simple truths that can make our lives so much better.

  2. Wow, what an amazing post. It provides alot for all of us to think about. And I'm with Betty...a good one to come back to from time to time, as needed.

    Hope you have a good week.

  3. Hiiiiiiiiiiii! Thanks for featuring me;))))) I'm always in awe that anyone reads anything I EVER write and to have you host it means the world to me. I had a busy blogless weekend so I better get to it today. I hate it when I don't have time to dwell around here... and when I do have time I'm so tired that all I want to do is close my eyes and dream away. But anyhoozens, thanks again and thanks Sophia and Betty for the kudos as well!