A friend of mine got me thinking recently, after I said “I guess everyone is tempted sometimes to start over from scratch…” And my friend couldn’t believe that I would be tempted because my life appears close to perfect. Well, I’ve been thinking because I believe that it’s human nature, or at least, current social conditioning, that leads us to think what if?
Like, I’m pretty happy now, but there are things I’m unhappy about. Maybe, just maybe, I’ve made some wrong choices along the way. Maybe I should cut and run and go somewhere completely different and be someone completely new. I know I’ve entertained such daydreams, and I’m willing to bet you have too, gentle reader.
So, leaving aside true loves and family members. If you could emotionally disengage from your current life and make a new one, what would you do?
I was thinking I’d move to somewhere else, reinvent myself as an artist and make a living waiting tables in a cafe and painting big canvasses of strange monsters holding flowers.
I’d join a circus. I would start off as an acrobat but I’d learn trapeze and tissue work. I would fly! I’d wear a super spangly leotard and a little tutu and bleach my hair and then dye it candy floss pink.
Moving to somewhere exotic like Jamaica might be awesome. Or lose myself in a huge city like New York or Las Angeles or Paris. Just soak up all the culture and try and become a native.
Become a life coach. I think I’d be an awesome life coach. I just have to convince some people to pay me for it. I don’t even have to move for that one! Seriously, if you want to pay me, I can fully life coach you ;p
Go to drama school and try and make it big on the stage. I have always dreamed of singing Christine in the Phantom of the Opera. Well. I mean, I could do that now, but I couldn’t do it well.
Live it up like a super rich heiress and make out with anyone I like. Buy a tiny dog and call it something silly. Wear only high fashion clothing. Get photographed flashing knickers (or knicker-less) at 5am.
So tell me. What would you do?