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13.1.16

jotting thoughts... and the beginning of my inquisitive year


I found an image that pretty much sums up  how I feel.


Truly...
my head has been swimming for months...
I have been struggling to reel it in...
or put anything into practice
because its swirling and churning out ideas so fast I can't act on thing.

To be honest....
I have felt like I had been a part of an imaginary race... at some stage I had stopped for a drink and been left behind and I just didn't have it in me to catch up again.
whats more I felt like the race I was in just wasn't important anymore.

But...if I stopped running that old familiar race.... what would I do instead?
It felt pressure to find a new interest... a new passion...
but it wasn't that simple.

Tonight while finishing off the book "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert I read a passage I loved...

“You might spend your whole life following your curiosity and have absolutely nothing to show for it at the end – except one thing. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you passed your entire existence in devotion to the noble human virtue of inquisitiveness.”

Maybe....if I stop searching...it will just find me.
or maybe...Ill just become old and content with being inquisitive...
and that will be more than enough.



6 comments:

  1. Love love this Mardi. I don't ever feel like I fit anywhere or have found my passion but feel the pressure. Beautiful way of saying it. Xx

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    1. This post had been on my mind for so long...but finding the words was the toughest thing so thank you for your reassurance. Maybe we are peas in a pod Mel... and 'our thing' is to just be inquisitive and curious. Perhaps we are the blessed ones because our minds are so open to all the possibilities.. who knows.

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  2. Oh Mardi, you could be speaking the words of my heart. Like Melanie (comment above), I too never feel like I belong anywhere or fit in. I feel like I am a passenger on the lives of other people all the time and my only word to describe it is to feel 'misplaced' and it's truly not the nicest feeling. I recently found this quote and it summed me up completely so I thought I'd share it with you.

    'I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. And my soul is understood.'

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I do hope that you find the direction you are seeking.
    Much love
    xxx Janelle

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    1. What a beautiful quote Janelle... thanks for sharing. Wouldn't it be lovely if a someone handed us a handbook to our life and we could all just work through it starting with step 1.
      I feel sort of better even just putting pen to paper...and realising what my mind was doing.
      I hope you too find your happy place too....your life has changed so much this year you almost need a new handbook.
      Much love..xx

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  3. I completely understand what you and Janelle are saying, I have never felt that I belong anywhere, hopefully we will all find what we are looking for

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    1. Oh I hope so too Jen.. I have been writing myself a list of the ideas I have swirling around and Ive made a pact to try some new things this year... lets weed out what I truly love and what just seems like a good idea.
      I think...if we arent happy its up to us to make some changes... meet a new circle of people.. try a new hobby.. overhaul our wardrobe... whatever we need to shake things up. Hugs to you for an exciting new year..Mardi xx

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