For many years, I wanted to be able to hit a reset button on my life and try to do it again the way it should have been done all along.
I have wanted to set myself up to be more successful than I’ve been with the first attempt. I have often felt like I made the wrong choice in “The Game of Life” and it has ruined the whole game for me. You know, when you choose to skip college and go straight into the workforce and then there is no way you can win the game.
But, the older I get the more I realize that, although my life choices up to this point have not helped me get a ‘leg up’ in life, they also have made me the person I am today.
And, although I’m not perfect (not even close), the truth is, I think I do actually like myself. I like my sense of humor, my intelligence, how much I care for people and my ability to make people feel at ease.
And so, instead of starting over, I’m going to approach my current state as a sort of system upgrade. Heather 2.0
It’s easy to sit-back and say “well, I never went to university and I’ve missed my chance. Boo-hoo for me”. But, I’ve never been someone who likes “easy”.
I’ve always loved a good challenge.
It’s true that I never went to university. It’s true that I have a family now and a desire to be in bed by 10:30pm and so I will never have the “college experience”.
But, that doesn’t mean that I can’t pursue my dreams.
There have always been a great number of ares that interested me and all kinds of things I have wanted to do and to be in life.
But, none of these have ever been as persistent as being fit and being a writer.
Therefore, Heather 2.0 is all about pursuing these dreams.
I have spent the bulk of my life doing what I was told, what I thought people wanted from me, what I thought people needed and being a person who always put others before myself.
It is my time.
It is my time to do what I want to do. To do what makes me happy. To think about and put myself first some times.
And, truthfully, to stop being a whimp and start doing what needs to be done to be the person I want to be.
As with all system upgrades, however, there will be glitches as I go along and things will constantly need to be tweaked and adapted. But, the important thing is that I’m all in. I’m totally invested in myself in a way I never have been before.
Welcome to the world, Heather 2.0.
It’s gonna be great.