Wayfaring Writer

Driven by a violent desire to write.

Are You Ready To Live Your Life?

Are You Ready To Live Your Life?

I’ve noticed a growing trend. It seems like we are constantly preparing to live life instead of going and living it. Aren’t you tired of waiting for the right moment? How long will you wait to chase your dreams? Are you ready to live your life?

Everywhere I look there are different books and blogs telling us to live our dreams. There are motivational speakers traveling around the country making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, many of them speaking about their own life experiences. Why do we pay them to talk about themselves? Because they’ve lived a life that we envy, and we like to hear about it.

But why listen to the adventurous life of someone else when we can be living our own?


I’m not even talking about anything crazy. I hear talk about waiting for their lives to be more in order before they ask someone out. Sometimes they’re afraid of asking someone on a date and getting rejected or “ruining” a friendship. Listen, if you let someone know that you’re interested in possibly pursuing more than friendship and they say no and also stop being your friend then it wasn’t that great a friendship anyway. It hurts, it sucks, and its scary but move on.

th (2)

People talk about pursuing their art, writing, music, traveling, starting a business, etc after they retire. So instead of taking a risk and pursuing something you love you’d rather put it on the back burner for 40 years? No, thanks anyway. I only started writing seriously in the past year and I’ve honestly never been happier. If you have something that brings joy to your life then go after it. You can still work a regular job as well, but make time for your passions. Why wait?

th (1)

I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, but it’s time to stop waiting and start living your life. I understand the hesitation, believe me. I’ve had my relationship woes, fallen flat on my face pursuing my passion, taken financial losses, and just about anything that could come to mind. I’ve had over a dozen different jobs and I’m currently unemployed again. But even after all my many failures I refuse to stop trying.

I’m not saying it isn’t difficult, it is. Sometimes it takes a lot of support and motivation from good friends and family. Having a community of like minded individuals is always a good thing, but sometimes you have to motivate yourself until you can gather those people around you.

th (3)

In the movie Inception Ken Watanabe’s character “Saito” says, “Do you want to take a leap of faith or die an old man, filled with regret?”. This is essentially what I am asking you, and asking myself. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, we only are given today. We can plan our lives all we want, wait for the perfect opportunity, and hope it all comes together or we can go out and conquer what is given to us. Don’t wait to live your life. Stop talking about grand plans. Take a chance, play life on hard, and go out there and do the thing. The courageous may live short lives, but the timid never really live at all.

th (4)

What are you going to do today that you’ve been putting off? It doesn’t have to be big. Start small and work your way up, but do something. Leave a comment below and let today know that you are coming and you are a force to be reckoned with. Take back control of your life from mediocrity and be awesome.

About Luke Geldmacher

I grew living on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Currently, I live in a 40 acre farm in Cookville, TX. I sometime write about life issues, but my passion is sci-fi and fantasy storytelling.

4 Replies

  1. Justin

    This is the kind of encouragement that I want everyday. Good word Luke.

    1. Thanks Justin 😄 Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Linda Whiting

    Great article, Luke! I couldn’t agree with you more. As you know, I’m about to embark on my own new adventure and very excited. Keep writing!

  3. Steve

    I’m with you Luke. I refuse to stop pursuing my dream. Come close sometimes only to have it snatched away but always in the plans. Be groggy bud.

Leave a Reply