The Ultimate Procrastination

This Daily Prompt asks us what we have been putting off. For me, in short… chasing life.

I have been experiencing and connecting sufficiently for the most part over my 29 years. But, I haven’t been chasing. This year has seen that change. Or at least seen the transition period towards that change.

I have always been, I don’t know, afraid perhaps, of truly chasing my dreams. That ended this year. I have thrown caution to the wind and embarked on the pipe dream. Because, why on Earth not?

I have been sticking to my New Year’s resolution, too. I don’t usually make one. I don’t know why. I suppose because I have never been good with change. Glad I have shirked that habit.

Now, my resolution this year may seem like an odd one to most. For me though, it was very necessary. Anyone who knows me would say, ‘about bloody time!’

Be more selfish.

And I have. I have done things not through expectation or for others, or for any other cause. I have done things solely for me.

That was an important step. To stop carrying the weight of others quite so much and start carrying my own weight. It’s coming together now. I still need to remind myself due to poor habits formed over the years. But, there has been a marked improvement. And continues to be.

And now that I am chasing what I want from life, for no other reason that that’s what I want, I feel I am moving along the correct path. I still don’t know exactly where that path leads, but it is at least a path I’m carving for myself. How do I know it’s the right path?

Because I know what the wrong one looks and feels like. And I have the clarity to know this path is not a wrong one. And if it isn’t a wrong one, it’s a right one… right?

Well, hopefully. Because I am not turning back now. Not for anyone. This one is for me.


The Music of Me – The Dreamer by ‘The Tallest Man on Earth’

Here is another installment of the music that makes me, me. Although it is my resonating with this song that really attracted me to it, rather than the other way around. I just feel myself in this song.

After falling in love with this song, I then went on to listen to everything else by The Tallest Man On Earth. It turns out I really like his music either way. I think he is amazing, and he has rapidly become one of my favourite artists.

So, here is the song of his that first enthralled me. Unfortunately there is no video, just the music. But the music is the best part anyway! Here is, ‘The Dreamer’ by The Tallest Man on Earth

Are You A Fish Climbing Trees?

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein

Are you a fish climbing trees? That’s how I have been feeling. I think I’m still searching for my exact talent. It is there somewhere. I know it is.

I do love this quote. Because it relates, but also because it shows awareness that there are many different forms of genius. And we all have greatness in us, it just comes differently to each and every one of us. And it also shows us that judgement is an absolutely useless activity.

The key, and hard part oftentimes, is recognizing, or finding that particular form of genius. I am still searching. But it is a worthwhile endeavor I feel, so I will continue putting energy towards it.

Have you found your genius? Because it’s there. It’s waiting  for you. And it wants to be found.

If you have, who has tips to share for the undertaking of this journey?

Either way, best wishes to you all, my genius friends.