If only I had 9 lives….

I’ve spent the last several days seriously trying to decide where my life is headed… I mean, there are so many things in life that I want to do, want to learn, want to enjoy, etc…. life sometimes seems to short to fit it all in. I mean, if only I had nine lives like a cat. Sometimes I like to imagine I actually do, and will make a list declaring something like, “ok, in life #1 I’d be an archaeologist, devoting my life completely to history! Life #2 I think I’d go for being a writer and would spend all my time writing stories for children and adults alike! Life #3 an artist, Life #4,…” etc, etc, etc… And I come with 9 different things, and then try to figure out how to fit it all in one life, for that’s all I have. Lucky cats! I have 2 of them and neither realize how fortunate they are! I’m so jealous. LOL. Funny creatures, cats… here are mine, thought you might like to see them.

Sebastian and Marshmallow


Cute, aren’t they? They have no idea how spoiled they are!

…Where was I?

(I’m so easily distractable; even in my own writing.)

Okay, so here we go. Back up. Try again. Take 2.

So, the point is life is only so long. We have a limited amount of time here on earth to live the best life we can.

Sometimes, it seems like people try to live up to other people’s expectations, to what society deems appropriate or ideal. I guess I feel like I kind of have to remind myself that it doesn’t matter what other people think, or what they thinkI should do; I have to make these choices myself. I have a want more than anything.

I want to be happy.

And I can only be happy by doing what I what to do; by pursuing something that I want to do in this life, to do something that makes me happy… sure, I have a lot on my plate (and maybe I can’t eat it all!), but I’m doing things that make me happy. 😀 That’s what counts, right? It sooooo important for people to be happy, especially these days.

And who wants to do something they don’t enjoy, anyway?

Happiness is the most important thing people could ever have and hope for in life, I believe. Happiness brings laughter, hope, and love….

What would we be without it?

So although I’d love to have a few extra lives, what matters to me, now that I think about it, is that I should strive to live a happy life. Okay, so I might not get to do everything…or I might not have everything I want….but if I’m happy, what’s the big problem?

I say, count your blessings!

And why oh why can’t I ever come up with a decent title for my posts? One would think that’d be the easy part, but alas! For me it isn’t.  It’s an art I’ve yet to master. And while every once and a while I may come up with something decent, it’s only a stroke of luck.

Such things still remain a challenge to me.

Til then, I remain,

Whimsical ❤



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An artistic musician who enjoys writing about her travels while capturing magical moments in life with her camera. She also likes to eat ketchup with everything.

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