What Are You Waiting For???

Why are we waiting for that magical “Someday”…..

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Waiting…

 

Why do we wait to do the things we want to do? What is it that makes us think we have all the time in the world and that “maybe someday” we will actually do it?

It’s not just waiting to go somewhere, it’s also waiting for that day to arrive when we will wear that perfect dress or outfit we have hanging in the closet for years and the cute pair of shoes we got to go with it. I have an adorable top I got a few years ago and every time I go through things to donate or sell at a yard sale I leave it hanging, because it’s just perfect for that special occasion “someday”. That top and the cute little pair of heels I got to go with it are there ready to go, fresh as the day I bought them. Well, not quite as fresh…

Maybe your “someday” thing is a trip to somewhere far away or just traveling this great country of ours. You constantly say I want to see the Grand Canyon or I am going to drive the California coast “someday”. I can honesty say I have visited most of the places in our country I have wanted to see, for the most part. However, I do still have a few things that remain on my bucket list.

I would like to rent an RV and travel across America and stop wherever and whenever I want with no time schedule or planned itinerary. I also have a few places I want to see abroad, places such as Paris, Greece and Tuscany. Yes, I have seen “Under The Tuscan Sun” so many times I can say the lines along with Frances. I picture myself in her beautiful home and I look just like her. Someday, I will go and when I do, maybe I can wear my special top and shoes…

Sometimes it’s something we have always wanted to do, like play an instrument, learn another language, write the next great american novel. I want to do all of these things. I am so happy that I have finally have started to write, not sure if a novel is ever in my future, but I’m doing it. The piano, I’m sorry to say, is in the upstairs bedroom. It’s there waiting for that special someday when I decide to learn how to play. And by the way, Italian is a really hard language to learn.

The saddest someday of all isn’t about places or things, it’s about people. Those very special people in our lives we love, our family and friends. Maybe we will call them, maybe we will visit them, maybe someday. They are very special to us and we really mean to see them more, but somehow life gets in the way and we put it off.  Don’t. Sometimes someday never comes. This has been a priority of mine lately. I try and see or talk to the people I care about as much as possible. And I constantly let them know how much they mean to me.

I’m sure most of you have a bucket list of things you want to do and places you want to go. I see some of my friends posts on Facebook, and they are going places and doing things and I am very happy for them. They are doing it, they aren’t waiting for the magical, mythical “someday”. Now, I know a lot of people will say, “I would, but I don’t have the money to do the things I really want to do”. But my answer is this…somehow, someway you can. You will find a way to make the things you really want happen. If there is one thing I have learned in this life, it’s that.

What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? And what are you waiting for?

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “What Are You Waiting For???

  1. we just don’t realize how fast time flies and that SOMEDAY may never get here; so I try to get FUN and family in as much as I can…love the post <3

  2. Renee…Thanks for the link. I am happy to say that we aren’t waiting to travel. You are right…you can do it. There are many budget ways to manage and still see it all. Get an inside room on a cruise ship. Book during off peak seasons. Watch the Internet for specials. Find a good travel agent like Krista at Krouse Travel. If you don’t do it while you’re physically able, you may regret it when you aren’t. We have several friends who have lost spouses too. I affirm your thoughts…don’t wait. Regarding people…would you believe that we often travel with college and high school friends? Maintain your friendships. People count. How long have we known one another? LOL

  3. Usually the thing holding people back is money. However for travel there are many things you can do to cut the cost – it just takes research and effort. My husband and I have been to Europe several times and never paid for airfare. Research the best flights and the best credit card point options for the airline and then buy everything (groceries, gas, pay bills) with that credit card to build up points. You can also get hotel credit cards to build up points or research vacation rentals and more reasonable hotels. Rick Steves books always have bargain places.

    1. Tracie, that is awesome! There are many ways to go places and not spend a lot of money..the thing is to just get out there and do it…

  4. Agree agree agree. Moving to Florida after 65 years of living in and around York, PA was a very big, scary move for us. But it’s something we always wanted to do. We LOVE boating and wanted to boat year round. So here we are, life is good. And when my Mom passed she had a drawer full of new clothes waiting for the “special” moment. Wear the outfit now, every day alive is a special moment!!!

  5. We will all be remembered by our journey and how we made others feel. Not by how much stuff we collected. Someday, you might not have the chance to make that person on your list feel special. That is first on my bucket list.

  6. I often think about friends and family when I am laying in bed and my mind is finally clear and it is too late to call. We get so caught up in daily activities that we do tend to forget what is important.

  7. Well said, Renee. I think we’re all a little guilty of waiting for our “so days.” And I agree about not letting money stand in the way. We can wait until we can actually afford to do something but then when that day comes we aren’t physically able. Something to consider.

  8. I want to go back once again, to the West Coast, to Yosemite & sit at Glacier Point to look out over that massive valley where I see Half Dome & El Capitan! I also want to go to Alaska! We’ll see! 🙂

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