“. . .What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. Repent just means to change direction — and NOT to be said by someone who is waggling their forefinger at you. Repentance is a blessing. Pick a new direction, one you wouldn’t mind ending up at, and aim for that. Shoot the moon.”
– Anne Lamott
I am certain I’ve featured this quote in my space during the last seven years, but the message is worth repeating.
One of my favorite quotes.
It is a gem, as are so many of her words.
I love this. <3 Thank you for sharing.
My pleasure, Sarah! Glad it resonated with you.
As so recently expressed in LaLa Land – “here’s to the dreamers!” One big juicy creative life filled with imagination and radical silliness sounds like bliss.
Yes, to the dreamers! I wholeheartedly agree.