I live most days with excitement and joy. You know why? I'm excited, that's why. I'm excited for the wonder and possibility of the future. I have every right to be. And so do you, whether you realize it or not.
My life has only become better as I age, and what once was is not always what will be. From the moment I wake up, I feel this excitement. This potential. During my morning drive, I listen to music that inspires me, and I feel it there. I get to work and stuff my face with my first meal of the day, typically greek yogurt with a bunch of blackberries and granola, and I feel it there, too. I take pleasure in this. I take pleasure in the meetings at my job, that sometimes simultaneously stress me out. But it's a good stress, because I know I am being challenged. I am inspired working with other, intelligent people, and doing something that makes a difference in the quality of people's lives. I'm inspired and excited when I am scared, too. Scared of a new assignment or challenge that I have no idea how I am going begin, or how I will accomplish it. But I always do. I feel the same way when I get home and work out after a long day. It hurts, but it's worth the pain. Anything worthwhile usually contains an aspect of pain, as everything contains its opposite.
But why am I here again?
I'm looking for love. I think most people are. BUT, love isn't my end goal here. Love is but a fraction of the journey. Meeting people is my purpose for being here. I don't think that I will necessarily find love on a dating website, but this website is a tool that I'm using like a ladder. I want it to bring me closer to one of my many goals as I reach for the next rung. For that to happen, I want to 'broaden my horizons' as they say. I want to meet people. I want to meet as many people as I can and share a part of my life with them as they return the favor. Because that's what it is. Sharing a part of your life with someone, a friend, a lover, a neighbor. Whomever it is, it's a favor to them. Our lives are the greatest gift we can give, and the greatest gifts we can receive.
Now, if you've read this far, please don't get me wrong. I'm not all high on life without any of the downsides. I have my moments of doubt, fear, exhaustion, hopelessness. These things only fuel the fire that keeps me going, however. I believe successful people do things that unsuccessful people don't want to do. So that's why I take pride in hard work, and "feeling the pain" of challenge. Lately I've found more joy than I ever thought possible in doing the things I always avoided doing in my youth. I've got a ways to go though, care to share some of that time with me?