If you ask me what I want to be in the future
I ‘ll tell you a very lofty profession, I’ve got to remain impressive despite that I have not the faintest idea what that profession even entails. I want to be a doctor because I know that’ll please my mum. A professor to my teacher of course to make her feel impressed I wanted to be like her, to my pastor, a very prominent minister who owns a really massive church ministry. Heck, I was even going to become a lawyer because my neighbor owed the landlord and was thrown out of the house,
I needed to ‘defend the poor’.
Then I started raising kids and once my daughter was asked in school what she’ll like to become and was scolded badly, no, embarrassed even for saying she wants to be a really successful business woman owning lots and lots of businesses and becoming a business mogul, a tycoon. Of course it wasn’t in conformance with what every other kid said, she had to ‘review her future’ to conform with what her head teacher wanted. You bet I wouldn’t let anyone box anyone up let alone my kid, she can become whomever she chooses to, thank you!
I’m asked where do I see myself in the next 5 years,
I created long, excruciatingly lofty list with hopes and dreams
A quick blink and I ask, where did 5 years go? I’d just been here a minute and it’s been what?
Time sure is the biggest cheat of all time, I’d agree with you.
Such a fraud, I’ve only been here for how long? It’s already what? Heck no!
You tell me that for me to deal with and handle the frustrations of today I have to ‘go to my happy place’, oh yes I learnt that from mindfulness class.
Oh, some say picture yourself in the future life, see yourself being who you dream to be, paint a clear picture of your future, make the goal clear.
Yeah right, been at this ‘future’ business since I was a kid yet here I am.
This isn’t anything near the future I visualized as a kid, not anything close to what I pictured 5 or 10 years ago and it’s only seeming that instead of a huge relief from the supposed present and drive to become better, It’s almost become a really huge shackle that chains us down.
They paint the SHOULDS and the ‘WOULD HAVES’, not anymore, please.
We live in the future while our present slips past us. We envision what 10years from now will be for us while we stay absent from what is happening right here and now
There’s a reason today is called present, it’s a gift that needs to be enjoyed. Your life today is yesterday you haven’t lived. Coming from someone that has been literally oblivious of life passing her by, this has to be one of the most valuable present from me to you, show up for yourself always, choose you always, be present for your own life and don’t just be part of the cast, you are the frigging main actor for chrissakes, show up dammit!!!
Your future is here, your future is now, the present is the new future! Show up NOW for your Future
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