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dog yayIt’s Friday! Yay!!! I am SO ready for the weekend. BUT! In the meantime, a special thank you to marvelous Matt over at The Book Blogger for inviting me to join the Quote Challenge again. If you’ve never visited Matt’s blog I highly recommend it. He does the greatest book reviews. And if you’re a flash fiction aficionado, he has a regular flash fiction challenge every Monday. Go on over and join in the fun!

Today’s quote is one of the reasons I decided to start a blog. I was trying to figure out who I was outside of my cage. You hit that ripe old age of 60 and all of a sudden you wonder what you’ve done with your life. (Oh no! I feel a twofer coming on!) It’s like Muhammad Ali once said:

“The man [or woman] who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his [her] life.”

So off I went on a journey of inner space to see what I could find. And what I found was I’m a lot like other people in so many ways. We all harbor and hide the same insecurities, dreams, regrets; but the story I found while spelunking in the cave of my soul was also very different in many ways. No two people make the same journey. The deeper into the cave I went, the more I became aware of my differences, and I needed a place to try and fit all the artifacts I’d found together to see what that big picture of me really was. Thus, a blog. And with Kobi Yamada’s advice, I jumped in with both feet and hit the rocky ground runnin’.

“Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.”

I’m guessing that’s at least part of the reason you started a blog, too. I gotta say I think it’s wonderful that we’ve found a place we can be so united in our uniqueness! (If that makes any sense… 😉 )