• ” … get rid of the life you’ve planned …”

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

In all honesty if it wasn’t for AD/HD and a few other invisible “disability” issues I probably wouldn’t have the life I have: loving friends, close(r) relationships with my family of origin, an adopted “niece” (friends daughter) who calls me “Uncle Kenji,” immense gratitude for the quiet-calm life I live in SF, and work that is a calling, not just a job.

I gladly make my bed each morning so that I can come home to a neat house (with, yes, two stuffed animals in the middle), and happily spend evenings with ‘just me’ – something this extrovert would have previously rather swilled bleach then to spend time alone.

I was “called” to do this work, and it’s only been through doing it that I finally understand my version of “calling” – the life path that I’ve lead by both choices and circumstances that have created me into the person that I am today: happy, grateful, loving, calm, and (most of the time) a good person to both myself and others.

It’s definitely been ‘the road less traveled’ and not an easy one, but every minute of it has been worth the effort: I’m IN LIFE in a manner I’ve never been previously, one day at a time, one task at a time, with gratitude and joy.

So, what will you do to change your life today?

Suggestion: start with something simple, like going for a walk …

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