Friday, March 23, 2012

Life on a Friday

The saying goes, "Life is what you make it."  What if you've been trying to make it, and it just doesn't work out.  What do you do?  Do you go back to where you were or keep trying, and when do you give up or should you never give up?  I know the simple answer to that question--never give up!  But when you're older, what do you do?  It's a value judgement, I guess.  Will it ever make it or maybe just a little bit of it will make it?

Just a mind discussion I've been having with myself forever!!  I guess the answer is, is it worth it? 

The decision is made again.  It's worth it.  Life goes on, working on life and what I make of it.

Awfully deep for a Friday evening, but that was what was on my mind today.


  1. You are deep for a Friday evening. You don't seem the type to give up, so the choice is to carry on with joy and zest.

  2. "working on life and what I make of it" I admire your writing...the ramblings in my mind do not always come out clearly when I attempt to write them... The quote I wrote of yours is exactly how I feel. Thanks!

  3. You got that right! I feel that way sometimes. I can't beleive you are thinking that deeply and be retired. I've been hearing about how much fun you are having, but I guess you still have to think! Ha! I just love this writing communiity and seeing everyone's thoughts! Thanks for sharing! Happy Slicing! :)

  4. Before I turned 21 I had this notion that is when you magically would know the answers to these questions. Everyone said that you were an adult when you reached 21 and somehow I thought reaching adult status meant you knew the answers. I have more questions and on some days I wonder if I know anything about life. : ) You're's worth it...

  5. Oh my, this is very deep and intriguing, Tam. I read your piece several times and maybe my response will not really make sense to your questions, but this is what it made me think about.
    Sometimes when I'm trying and it's not working, I ask myself if my goal is really connected to my needs or desires. Sometimes my needs are hidden somewhere in the goal, but the goal is not really the important part.
    Here's an example to illustrate. My mom became a sculptor much later in life, many years after retirement. If her goal had been to make a living off her art, she may be asking herself the same questions you ask here. Not that she's not good enough, but simply because art is a tough market to be in. Luckily, she knew why she wanted to start sculpting and she just does it for the joy of learning, creating, expressing. Don't know if that has anything at all to do with your questions - LOL!