I’m often looking at successful people, the Oprahs, the Cheryl Richardsons, the Phil McGraws, the Suze Ormans of the world and wonder, "So, when is it going to be my turn?"
Don’t get me wrong–I realize that none of these people were an overnight success, and it has taken them years and years of hard work to get them to where they are today. And, I fully believe that they deserve and should have every morsel of their success.
But, as I watch Oprah, I think, "Oprah Winfrey is living my life." She has boatloads of money, an incredibly loyal viewer and reader base, seems to be a person of high integrity, and gives back to the community and those who are less fortunate at every opportunity. She is doing exactly all the things I’d be doing if I were in her shoes. It’s tough not to compare yourself to others, but I think this trait is an inevitable part of the human condition that’s difficult to escape.
These thoughts were flitting through my mind as I sat in on some author workshops at the Arkansas Literary Festival over the weekend. I was feeling very cool and very hip hobnobbing with these published authors, some better-known than others.
Suddenly it occurred to me that I am living the life I’d been thinking about for the last 20 years–I live in a very cool, progressive city that has lots of amenities and things to do, like the Literary Festival; go to great acoustic music performances several times a month; attend a church where my spirituality is fully supported; have a business that I love that I run from home without having to do the daily morning commute (well, it does take me about 5 seconds to walk from my bedroom to my office ); have a downtown riverfront park where I go almost every Saturday and get my fill of ethnic foods, visit the craft artisans, buy veggies at the farmer’s market, and hang out and listen to the performers; and am daily awe of the natural beauty of the Natural State, with its hiking trails, bike paths, mountains, valleys, and river views.
I am living the life I dreamed of back in my 20′s when I wanted to live in Austin, TX, but ended up relocating to Massachusetts instead.
Donna Gunter is living my life, and you know, it’s not so bad..:)
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