WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?
What do you really want to talk about? What might you really want to share? Wouldn't you rather discuss something other than what you ate?
Isn’t it time to start initiating and to start participating in interesting conversations? Of course it is. And you can begin by really sharing your thoughts. That’s right. Show up in conversations front-and-center. Start talking about your feelings and revealing your thoughts. If you don’t know the topic at hand, ask the people who are discussing it more about the subject.
I know a Boomer who was invited to accompany a friend to a luncheon. It turned out that not only was she the only female at the table, but the only artist. Everyone else at the table was an engineer and in the field of lasers. The Boomer, with only a bit of information about lasers on hand, remembered that lasers were comprised of mirrors, lenses and light, (and that you didn’t want to stare into one). On just that wee bit of knowledge, Ms. Boomer began asking questions around the table about lasers. Before she knew it, there was a wonderful discussion that unfolded about lasers. She learned a lot of new information on that day just by asking questions and getting other people engaged in a conversation.
The younger crowd, especially children, are fantastic resources for helping you research material on-line. I interact with my grandchildren all the time. Our conversations start out something to the affect of, "I am thinking about _________ today. Can you check out more about it on the Internet for me?" And off they go, whizzing around the Net, and in seconds, there they are with a bevy of information. And there you are with the opportunity for conversation between the two of you.
This is YOUR life. Don't let anyone take it away from you prematurely! Create the world you want - or at least try. Your efforts do not have to be perfect. Your life is about you so you might as well have some fun with it!
What I suggest to you to more fully engage in co-creating your new world, is that you make a list of everything that interested you in the past and what interests you now. Be bold – don’t hold back. Now once you have that list together, start exploring those interests. Get books on the subject, (used bookstores are a lot of fun to investigate and usually have more community events going on to entice foot traffic to stop in and check out their shelves), read articles and books on-line, (if you don’t know how to use a computer, check out the library and unemployment offices for free classes), attend events and gatherings which pertain to your interests. Rest assured that before you know it, people won’t be asking you what you ate yesterday; they’ll be asking what you did and actually be interested in learning about your latest adventure or discovery.
Dr. Rick Jarow’s Alchemy of Abundance
Jennifer Hoffman’s, 30 Days to Everyday Miracles
Nancy Collamer Second-Act careers