All of this has really given me a desire to make a list of the things I really want and now must do. So here it is.....
Pursue my MFA (in painting most likely)
Paint a new series
Create a new series in color pencil
Really go after a self-employed career as much as possible---including selling my artwork, prints of my artwork, being a muralist, perhaps even taking commissions for portraits, etc.
Enter juried exhibitions in hopes of getting into a few shows
Find a publisher to publish prints of some of my pieces, to publish my work as a part of a book, or to use my pieces/commission me to do pieces as artwork/covers for books
Or self-publish my art myself
Learn Irish Gaelic
Travel to Ireland, Scotland, and England
Learn to sew, crochet, and knit (perhaps take a class on one or all 3)
Run a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon, and eventually... a marathon! (dreaming REALLY big here)
Practice yoga regularly
Read more classic literature
Research my ancestry and further build on the family tree that my family has started working on
Write a book (a novel perhaps)
Be a better friend
Show the love of Christ more actively
What about you? What have you always wanted to do? Don't wait until 5 or 10 years from now, or even until next week. Plan it out and do it now! Don't live in fear any longer. Pursue the life God is calling you to, and don't look back!
"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland."