light off, light on.


For about 4+ months, I lived in darkness. Closet darkness. I thought the light was broken or the bulbs were dead or a gnome lived in it .... whatever... the light in my closet "didn't work". 

Then I fixed it. With the magical power of light bulbs. See, the issue was that there were not any in the light. (Dummy).

Well, today. I came home from work and yoga... and my kitchen was dark. I lost a light bulb. This is all well and good since I obviously can fix this myself.... but due to the slant of my floors and the height of my ladder, I still can't quite reach it. In the near future, this will lead to me standing precariously on my counter top and hoping that I don't fall over.

It'll all work itself out.

Anyway, I was watching the news this morning (instead of running) and saw the interview of Bubba Watson post winning the Masters. At some point in one of his million interviews he said, "I never had a dream go this far, so I can't really say it's a dream come true".

Interesting right?

I'm not quite sure how to interpret this but today (maybe I'll think differently tomorrow) but I think it means he's living beyond his dreams. Which is amazing right? You work hard, dream and aspire and then one day you open your eyes and find yourself wildly beyond your expectations. 

As much as dreams are big aspirational thoughts, they are in essence based on expectations. I've written a few times about my expectations (here and here) and I still want / aspire / hope / dream / live for all of those things .... but let's be honest. Life works in mysterious ways and brings us detours, roadblocks, and shortcuts. Aspirations and dreams change after we react to those lovely detours and shortcuts ... and fundamentally, these days.... I'm so thankful for all those detours because it's brought me to all the great things that I have going on.

I'll admit it. Sometimes it's hard to be thankful.

But, that's why hindsight is 20/20 right?

Happy Monday.

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