Someday, I will…

We’ve all said that phrase.
“Someday, I will go back to school and finish my degree.”
“Someday I will lose some weight.” 
“Someday I will get the job that I love.” 
“Someday I will run a marathon.”
Okay, I never actually said the last one. But everyone has something in the back of their mind, something that they really want to do. But don’t do it. And there is always a good reason. A new job. Or no job. No time. No money. Someone else doesn’t want them to attempt. Or maybe you just don’t know how to do it.
Great reasons. Logical reasons. Sensible reasons. And all are excuses. I know. Because, while those statement apply to anyone reading this, they also apply to me.
Welcome to my journey. I am in the process of growing. We all are. But I have learned that the only thing that happens when you wait for “someday” is that you get old waiting. When I look at my calendar, I see Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. I see Januarys, Mays and Decembers. But I can’t find “someday.”
If you choose to follow my thoughts (and I hope you do), I’ll tell you a few things right now. 
  • I don’t have all the answers (but I’ll share what I know). 
  • I don’t know the magic secret (but I think it involves hard work and courage).   
  • I won’t tell you anything in this blog that you don’t already know (but you have probably told to someone else at some point, too).
This might be a late-striking midlife crisis (I am 48). But rather than go out and buy a cherry red ’69 Corvette Stingray, or a ’67 Pontiac GTO, or find a new girl 25 years my junior, I have decided to change myself into what I can be. Over the next couple posts, I will describe where I was (physically) and how I got to where I am now (it’s a story too long for a single post). 
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