Jimmy Buffett said that. At least, according to at least two moderately reliable online quote clearinghouse websites, Jimmy Buffett said that. Jimmy Buffett also sings some really great songs. I like these in particular:
We're working out some things about our future. We're trying to figure out a way to start running this farm, rather than having it run us. Because some days it feels a bit more like a forced ultra-marathon than the grand adventure we'd rather it was. I've never been so confused about what the best path might be. I didn't imagine that it would get harder to make big decisions as I got older. I suppose I always thought that with age would come wisdom. But so far, age has brought only gray hairs and worsening eyesight. As far as wisdom goes, I'm sure I know less now than I used to.
Since I've started quoting entertainers, I'm just going to keep it up with one of my favorites, from Will Rogers, which is:
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
I've stalled out. Or burned out. Or something. It does feel a bit like we're just sitting here on the tracks, waiting for the train to run us over. We need decisive action. Smart, productive, decisive action. And all I can do is waffle and fret and worry. It's not like me.
(It's a little like me, actually, but times 10).
Is this because I'm almost 40? Am I about to go off the rails and get a spray tan and buy a flashy convertible and move to Spain? I'm going to mix myself a boat drink and think that one over for a while.
I need help. Anyone want to inspire me with some of your own "I made a big decision and it turned out okay" stories? Goodness knows I'd appreciate any inspiration I can get.