Posts Tagged ‘life is an adventure’

Spare No Effort of Your Wings

January 16, 2010

Last week, I had a nice Skype video-conversation with Jackie Rose Helpern, a friend I had met through Twitter. I was very impressed when she said that when she decides to do something, whether it’s a trip to Antarctica or spending a semester in the Philippines, it never occurs to her that she won’t be able to do it.

I’ve always felt the same way. Years ago, when I wanted to be a writer, I just assumed that I would eventually get there. Unfortunately, I was pretty clueless and had no plan. But even though I screwed up time and time again, I did eventually get to where I wanted to go.

I can’t imagine living any other way. When life calls me, I follow wherever it leads me. I love encouraging other people to pursue their dreams, too. So I was very happy to hear Jackie Rose speak with such confidence about trusting her intuition and enthusiastically embarking on one adventure after another.

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

What especially impressed me is that Jackie Rose is (more…)