Yesterday I was chatting with an absolutely amazing lady who I work with. She's incredibly inspirational. At 60, she has the energy and passion for life of a 20yo. She asked me whether I'd adopted anything new in life, a topic we'd touched on recently, based on the fact I'm lacking in energy and drive lately. I admitted 'No', to which her response was 'Why, what's your excuse?'. One of the reasons I gave was based on me not being able to get out of lockdown mode. I've kept a lot of the habits that served me then, which are now getting in the way of me living and energetic and fulfilling life.
I can relate to what you say about having a general idea about what I'm to be doing with my life but outside of 'general' there can be somewhat of a lost feeling. Kind of feels like standing still, wishing someone would give you solid direction. With 2020 predicted to be a year of clear vision or 20/20 vision of the future, maybe it was somewhat about the destruction of the life that wasn't working for us (these last couple of years). As things became clearer during those couple of years, the life that wasn't working involved settling for less, self-esteem issues, not being able to tolerate a lack of adventure, certain relationships that need serious reassessment and so on. Actually, I recall hearing 2022 as being predicted to be one of the toughest years as it's the year that involves reconstruction. So, the question 'How to construct without plans for reconstruction?'. How do we build without a blueprint? I imagine, a civil engineer would say 'You can't'.
What would a civil engineer insist on, when looking at design and construction? I imagine certain factors would involve taking environment into account (is it the right one for the kind of construction being considered), purpose, practicality and so on. Does some destruction have to take place before anything can be created? After all, we can't build upon what's faulty. How much time needs to be allowed, given the complexities involved in the construction? I imagine there's a lot to take into consideration. I imagine there's a specific process that needs to be followed. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't want to simply construct a new path or road in my life, to take me out of my old life. I actually want to create an entirely new town/infrastructure and this, I know, will take time.
How 'bout you? Road, bridge, town or city? Aim as big as you please, even if it takes a lifetime to create :)