9.07.2008

Why not?

I still find it funny how simple things - like choices - can be when we're younger. When I was around five or six, it was my total & complete dream to have a horse. And I know, that's a wish many girls share :) So I would play "horsies" with my best friends around the yard, I would draw horses, and I would even read/look at pictures about horses. So one day, the big question came to my parents. And I asked them (in my high-pitched voice at the time), "Can I please get a horse? Pleaasse, Mommy?" My Mom would just look at me and say, "Honey, our yard isn't big enough for a horse." And, of course, I had what I thought was the perfect simple solution, "Well, why can't we just move?"

Then, six years later, I met a girl who was five and wanted a horse with a passion like I once did. And she really liked me - she'd follow me around and tell me all about her life - which I thought was so cute. She'd even tell me her deepest secret, with her little hands cupped around her mouth, "I'm getting a horse. I'm saving my money all the time. Every week I get a dollar, so when I'm big as you, I can buy my own horse." And I kind of wanted to give her all my money right then & there, just so she could get closer to her dream.

So I think it's kind of amazing how we can know exactly what we want when we're younger, and then, when we get older, we're all of a sudden wondering about all these choices we have. Of course, all the choices we have now are more life-changing than they were before. But, sometimes I think that we don't know what we want, because we're not sure if we can get it. Whereas, when we're little, nothing seems to have boundaries to what we can accoplish when we're older. But if you could be anyone you wanted, who would it be? If you could do anything you wanted, what would that be?

Because you can be who you want to be, you can follow what you want to do. And even if you can't, it's worth a try, because there's only one life that we're given. As Les Brown's famous quote says, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

(Please comment if you'd like!)

11 comments:

--Emilyyy-- said...

Wow that's a great post. I love how you start it. Keep on blogging cause I'm reading it :)

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Christina to the World said...

haha thanks. college is so much easier cuz i can get credits for high school and college together. saves me a lot of time. If it were up to me, i'd being doing all my classes at county, but its expensive, and my parents don't like the idea of me 'rubbing shoulders' with college kids. Eh. I just don't give a crap lol. i wouldn't talk to anyone. I mean c'mon please--i'm a sheltered homeschooler, can't you tell? XD

--Emilyyy-- said...

Thanks for the comment on the blog. It's a great feeling to know people care, even if I don't know them. I'll add your email if you ever want to chat.

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Clark said...

Thanks for your comment! Your blog is awesome! You express yourself very well, and in a very unique style. Keep writing!!!

Red Eyes of Fire said...

Even if you dont succeed you will find some benefit from the effort. I agree. However, if I could be anyone I wanted, do anything I wanted, what would that be? I think I would wish to be a 2 year old kid over again.

Glass Mannequin said...

Well, I can honestly say that my entire life I wanted to be a musician, though that dream didn't really shape into a viable career option until the last couple of years when I got really good at the french horn and OK at the trumpet.

It's funny how adults forget simple things all the time. Little kids can have the greatest insights.

Lane923 said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog. I totally understand what you mean. Love is an experience that words can never truly express, but that's the joy in it. Trying to express love through words and images (check out my blog titled "Portrait of Love" where I based an entire entry on a picture) is so fun to do but experiencing it is far greater...I also just wanted to say that I glanced over some of your writings, great job and keep your insights coming!

Ivy said...

I liked your horse story. I never got to own my own horse either. Luckily, a neighbor let me get to know his horse Mrs. Tips. She was a sweet quarter horse great for hurding cattle. Well, the day I was supposed to ride her on a trail ride, she got sick. I was stuck with Zorro(how ever you spell it). Oh, my god, fastest horse ever, we landed in the lake. He had a mind of his own. And at the age of 10 it gave me this whole new indication how males might be. It was wild. Sorry to ramble.

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Romans 12:2 said...

Very nice blog. Good insights. Thanks for checking mine out. What is a mariposa?

~Bronte said...

wow thanks :) yah im new at this too

but yours is very cool
no doubt. :)

DeAtH Pr!nCeSs said...

Heya!!
Nice post !!
Its so true about the choices we have now.