One of my favorite lines is from the movie “City Slickers,” when Billy Crystal quips: “Do over.”
While it pertained to a dude ranch vacation gone wrong, that two-word nugget of philosophy has proved invaluable to me. Much of my life has been a do over. (Much of this blog has been a do over!)
Instead of beating myself up over it, I just shake my head at the absurdity, have a good laugh, and do over.
When I first decided to share my thoughts with the world, I felt like a kid in a candy store. Should I blog about my penchant for cooking? My love of nature? Tales from the truck-driver years? (Which I haven’t even touched on yet.) Music? (Ditto.)
So many possibilities, so little time…
Blogging has been a much needed catharsis at the day’s end — or 2:00 a.m. — or precious weekend time such as this. Having a creative outlet helps strike a balance between the must-do’s and want-to’s in my life.
But, during the process — brief as it’s been — I lost my voice. What are you about, okielicious, aka Kimby, aka Kim? What is it you’re trying to say?
In a nutshell: “Do over.”
Starting from scratch requires optimism, anticipation, a sense of wonder, and a leap of faith. Which takes hope. And humor. And a fresh cup of coffee…
Hello, world. I’m back!
Enjoying “do overs,”