Posted by: Daisy | June 14, 2010

Daisy clucks tonight

I think something happens when you reach a certain age – you begin to re-evaluate your life.  You look at where you’ve been, what you’ve experienced, what you’ve learned, what you dislike, what you like and where you’re going.  More often than not, during one of those moments, you realize you may not be heading entirely in the right direction.  Yet everything you’ve worked towards, has taken you to a target you thought you needed or wanted.  How in the world, could you possibly change directions now?

All that time and effort devoted to a plan that’s been in your sights for 5 years?  10 years?  15 years?  Just how long have you been working towards it?  Didn’t everyone assume this was your goal?  Didn’t you tell everyone how much you wanted this?  This very thing that you’re not quite so sure about. 

Over the past few years, I’ve had multiple conversations with people going through significant change in their life across work and personal with complete overhauls from their current existence to a life we’ve never seen before.  You know the folks; the accountant who just can’t stand to look at another financial statement and does something artsy instead.  It’s scary and horrifying, yet exhilarating to have made the decision to follow your dreams.  It amazes me that so many people feel they aren’t following their dreams yet they can’t seem to figure out how to change paths because they have already set root to their future with decades of their past.  All this time and we can’t find the courage to follow our hearts.  We are chickens.  The entire lot of us.  Let’s cluck in unison at just how scared we are.  Go ahead.  Cluck out loud.  You know you’re clucking.  I can hear your chicken thoughts.  They mirror mine.

No wonder some of us do crazy things like purchase that red convertible sports car that screams impractical and/or blow some crazy amount at the casino in some town we’ve never been to.  We need to prove to ourselves we’ve got courage to do the outrageous because we’re not ready to really climb out of our skins and do the one or two things that will really allow us to become our real self.

Do you really need to cluck another 5, 10, or 15 years?

I don’t know exactly what I need or want, but this song reminds me just how much I love two amazing songs that evoke a feeling with only a few short notes.  I love this art form, and would be thrilled to somehow be involved in music somewhere in my future if only I could stop clucking.

– Daisy

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Responses

  1. I can relate to this. It’s not even that you are necessarily unhappy with what you have achieved so far in life. But you wonder if perhaps there is something more. More suited to what you have become. We often make these life choices very early in life and we are not always fully aware of all the facts until later. I was taught a valuable lesson about life being too short. But unfortunately I am as guilty of clucking as you.

  2. cl, clu, cluc, cluckinnnnnng


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