If not NOW, when?

If not NOW, when?

“After all, tomorrow is another day.” If you’re like me, you can probably relate to this famous quote from Scarlett O’Hara. I go to bed each evening, with the hope that the next day, I will wake up and, miraculously, do things different. My dream is to get up promptly at 5:30 am, put on my clothes and start the day with an hour of yoga. I have had this unattainable dream for about 20 years now and, with the exception of a few times when I was traveling for work and severely jet-lagged and unable to sleep because of it, I have NEVER been able to achieve this. Clearly I am just not a morning person, unless I am pressed to do so because of work schedules or some other commitment to someone else. It’s interesting (and disappointing) to me that I can’t seem to become a morning person for my OWN desire and indulgence.

If you take OWN and switch around the letters, it becomes NOW.
NOW: the only thing we have, the only thing we OWN.

NOW is the time to take that first step. NOW is the time for yoga, which I want to practice regularly.

What is that first step to something that you have been dreaming about or wishing for? If not NOW, when?

Are you waiting for the ‘ideal’ opportunity to ask that cute guy on the train out? If not NOW, when?

Are you dreaming of quitting your dreary job and starting your own business or following your passion? If not NOW, when?

Do you want to get back into the gym but can’t because of work, school, family, friends, (fill in the blank with your preferred excuse)? If not NOW, when?

If not now, when?

Overcoming barriers

Overcoming barriers

Barriers such as a wheelchair, guard rail, or – the biggest barrier of all – self doubt did not prevent this wheelchair-bound man from showing up, reeling in, and spending the day fishing. This man’s tenacity and unwillingness to be limited by his barriers humbled me, when I was traveling through an island off South Korea with a bunch of girlfriends and spotted him.

Barriers were meant to be overcome. What’s holding you back? What’s your excuse? Is it the same as mine? There’s no time like the present to take the first step in overcoming YOUR barriers.

Overcoming barriers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition or just odd?

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Juxtaposition

I saw these fans all over China. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how Haier’s marketing or logo department came up with two red boy, in briefs, arm in arm to present their company logo on these fans. What does it mean? Do all Haier products have these two boys as the company logo?

Weekly Photo Challenge- Juxtaposition

You’re never too old…

You're never too old...

These two sprightly “young” Canadians were halfway through their bicycle journey, which had started in Laos, taken them through Thailand and would eventually end in Vietnam, when I met them in a roadside cafe in Cambodia. Meeting them and hearing about their epic bicycle journey, taught me that I am never too old to do something, especially if I set my mind to it. They explained how all their friends thought they were crazy for attempting a bicycle adventure ‘at their age’, but they confessed that they were having the time of their life. The world needs more people like them. Don’t let people tell you that you’re too old to do something.

You’re never too old…

Beauty of Books

Because books are my teachers, my inspirations, my medicine and also my refuge; when I stumbled upon Lisa Bu’s Ted Talk How Books Can Open Your Mind last year, I realized that many others feel the same. If you are a bibliophile and haven’t yet seen her on Ted Talk, check out the video below. It’s inspiring and very heartfelt.

Beauty of Books