You ever just get rundown by the daily and think, “is this what it’s going to be?” We all do in some way or shape. I was having a rough day recently and through the fog of the grind thought, “if not this. What would you be doing? What would you remake yourself as?”
It’s an intriguing exercise. A do over. Would it just be a career. An attitude. Both. Neither. Just for funsies, make a list of the things in your life that would be a wholesale change from where you are at this moment. Does it seem unrealistic? Do you think you’d just end up in a similar space as where you are now?
I think about this sometimes and when I’m done daydreaming about getting paid to write and live in a mountain cottage I think. “Well what smaller version of that is available to you now?” Anything? Nothing?
I think we are all trapped a little in the lives we have now and on some days that feels like it’s all that there’s ever going to be. That thought can be hard and overwhelming. For me though, I can usually come out the other side and think. “I can change the things I am unhappy with most days.” That in and of itself is a little remake.
So today, dream of that thing you might think you’d wish to be and bite off a little of getting there tomorrow.
You’re the only one who can decide if you want or need a remake.