Last night Sabrina and I went to go see Chris Guillebeau talk about his new book. It was very cool to see him again, you know now that he and I are best friends and all. It was neat though, he recognized me right away and I just remembered how neat it was to meet him.
So we're listening to him talk about how you don't have to live the life everyone expects of you and how hard it is to break out of the rut we have been conditioned to be in (I just finished reading A Brave New World and wow...talk about conditioning, yeesh)and then he opens up the table for questions.
I asked him about priorities. See, I have so many things on my brain, so many projects I want to start and do, and I'm having a hard time focusing on what's the most important or what comes next or which thing I should let go of because there's just not enough time. So I said "How do you do it? You have this goal to visit every country on earth, but now you're doing this book tour and going to every single state, how do you decide what thing you're going to do and what thing you're not?"
And his every awesome wisdom he said "I don't choose. I do them all."
Um...yay! Okay! Well that makes sense to me. Why close something off? I mean, granted, there's only so much time in a day, but even mentally, to not close yourself off to something you want to do - to leave it out in the open and you'll get to it when you get to it, just neat.
Anyway, I've been thinking about that this morning.
Also, I'm thinking of getting a tiny, tiny nose ring. Those almost imperceptible ones, a little diamond or something...what do you think?