“You’re in control of your destiny.”
“You’re the captain of your ship.”
“You’re the only one who can change your life.”
Yada yada yada. Unfortunately, it is (mostly) true. Of course, there are always external forces that can (and often do) limit your ability to make the changes that you’re holding close to your heart (bills, obligations, ability and so on). But they don’t stop you trying, even if the extent of that ‘trying’ merely involves a secret dream, attempting to imagine what your life would be like if you achieved that ‘thing’ that you want.
Oh, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone or something else did all the hard work for you?
Or… would it? Isn’t half the joy of achieving your desire looking back at the sheer hard graft you have put in and knowing ‘I did all of that’?
I’m pondering on a number of avenues, in fact, more than pondering, at the moment. I’m dipping a tiny toe in some water and seeing how it feels. It is hard, doing that whilst continuing with all the other parts of life that need to be maintained in the meantime. However, it’s so, so satisfying to see how far I’ve come, in such a short period of time…
It’s time for the lovely Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, where today she invites us to use the prompt you’re, your or yore (all, one or two of them).
My babbling above is a little mysterious, I know, and probably a bit jumbled. That’s how I feel at the minute. Not in a bad way, but more in a ‘ooh, I’m trying to change things step by tiny step way’.
I hope you enjoyed it – please do head on over to Linda’s blog to read more!
4 thoughts on “Aye, aye, Captain – #SoCS August 27/16”
I enjoyed your musings and the opening ‘meme’ is fantastic… made me pause:)
Thank you, Janice 🙂
I like those inspirational things that give purpose to our struggles, so I liked this post as well. One always wants to keep hoping!
Thank you, Joey! I think hope is crucial for our happiness. Even if our hopes are dashed in the end, at least we have tried. And it’s a valuable experience… even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time 😉