You know how I keep saying that I’m feeling better? I’m such a liar. In the past month, I’ve had an upper respiratory infection, throat ulcers (ewwww), a “boil-like” skin infection (I know, disgusting. It felt like someone left an iron on my abdomen) and several wicked migraines. Seriously!? I mean, COME ON! Enough already.
I was feeling all sorry for myself (again) until I read about this 64-year-old woman who swam the freaking ocean. Diana Nyad swam 110 miles, from Cuba to the Florida Keys, because it was her dream. One she had attempted 4 other times. I watched the video where she hobbled over the finish line with people in a circle around her, cheering her on – I wept. It was a beautiful moment.
I wanted to be inspired by her awesomeness (she is 100% awesome), but moments after I cheered her win, I felt like a total loser because A) I can’t seem to accomplish jack these days and B) I don’t have an “Extreme Dream” to just keep swimming toward. I have no ocean to cross.
I tried thinking of an “If you could do anything, what would it be?” idea. Other than, “Eat watermelon year round” or “Open my mail in a timely manner” – zilch. The more I dug into my psyche to figure out my Earth-changing wow goal, the bigger my giant loser feelings grew. It’s not that I was getting caught up in “can’t” – It’s that I have no aspirations and, apparently, I was blissfully unaware of this until now. Yay, me.
So I did what any reasonable person would do in this situation and googled “How to come up with an extreme dream.” I found a guy who can help make your extreme dream come true and an OREO Dream Extreme cheesecake…I’m gonna need one of those. Did y’all know that there’s a National Cheesecake Day? Thank you, Google, you’ve been very helpful.
I guess my extreme dream is to figure out what the hell my dream is so I can chase the shit out of it. Do you have some extreme…or moderate, moderate is probably fine, dream? What is it? I need a few ideas.
I can do this, right? I’d give myself some sort of timeline but I have a serious procrastination problem to go with my significant lack of direction and focus, so, if I put a clock on it, I’d just wait until the last minute and then beat myself up for blowing off potentially saving the planet.
Or maybe it’s okay to just…be. See!? I’m already trying to destroy the planet!
Ugh. This will not be a piece of cake, although, OREO cake sounds good. Is that a thing? I’m googling it.
American German – language lesson #76
Einfach schwimmen! (ine-fox shwim-men) Just swim! It’s the German version of Dory’s “Just keep swimming!” Hmmm.