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Did you ever dare to let yourself dream about the life you could have had, had you been brave enough to make those decisions when they were in front of you?  This is a tough subject on which to confront ourselves as it's hard to look at ourselves later in life and wonder, wow had I only done what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it where would I be now... For me personally, in my early years I took no chances whatsoever and I still wonder what would have happened had I (fill in missed opportunity here), but the more years I've been allowed to advance the more I've been able to finally make the changes I've wanted at the time I wanted them and, although not always easy choices, definitely a more worthwhile path to follow. I think if I had one regret it would be that the love of my life could not make the changes in her life she would have had to make in order to be with me, but sometimes when you find your split-apart you aren't always able to have them


Sometimes I stumble across an article in which I find life-altering advice or direction and I just have to share it.  This article by Steve Pavlina is just that.  It has given me the courage I needed to change for the better, to actually live my life and to live it for me, and I hope it will be a stepping-off point for you as well. The Courage to Live Consciously October 27, 2004 by Steve Pavlina Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. – Helen Keller In our day-to-day lives, the virtue of courage doesn’t receive much attention. Courage is a quality reserved for soldiers, firefighters, and activists. Security is what matters most today. Perhaps you were taught to av


Today, while having lunch with a very, very dear friend, and discussing the varietal aspects of life, we touched on the subjects of fairness and reality. We were in total agreement that there is no such thing as “fairness” in life...or the people in it treating you fairly...other than your own expectations. I could easily say that things in my own life aren't “fair” because I can't be with the woman I fell in love with and very much want to spend the rest of my life with. Do I wish that I could? Do I wish that things could be different? Do I wish that she would fight for us to be together and fall in love with me again? Absolutely because I have never been able to get her out of my heart and therefore my mind, but am I willing to stop living and give up on my dreams and my integrity because life isn't “fair?” Absolutely not. There are things you cannot change and there are things you can. Your focus and your energy should be used wisely to change the thi