Today when I was packing to visit my family in Seattle, I came across an old travel brochure for Moorea in French Polynesia, which I thought at one time I’d visit. The cover showed a resort with thatched huts on stilts in the water, which was a beautiful transparent aquamarine, and I thought, I wish I could have done that. And I immediately realized I could do that if I really want to…the only thing holding me back is me. I could find the money, even though it would be quite a stretch, and I can take the time off work, so what’s holding me back? I think when I say I wish, I mean I wish I could imagine having fun by myself or I wish I were more spontaneous, or I wish I knew what I really wanted to do. I’m taking a book with me called The Wishing Year and I hope it gives me some insight into how to make wishing less wistful and more purposeful. Wish me luck.

8 Responses to “Don’t Clip Your Wings”

  1. I hope you’ll let us know how you like that book! It looks fantastic:)

  2. I need to learn to dream and to wish. I’ve gotten too comfortable in my life.

  3. Jacquie says:

    That book sounds intriguing. Think I’ll look for it today in the bookstores.

    Returning to live/work Europe is my wish… on my terms, that is..

    Still figuring it all out..

    I live near Seattle, enjoy your stay…

  4. Allison says:

    I thought that book was very good Nikki, I think you will too. And I do wish you luck … wonderfully purposeful luck!

  5. nikki says:

    Loved it! I recently did a Pecha Kucha presentation and it was so great for me because I was terrified and did it anyway. N

  6. Jen says:

    Hope you have a great trip Nikki! I’m off to Amazon to search out that book..I’m sold on the title alone.

  7. Bruce says:

    Hope you have a great trip Nikki! I’m off to Amazon to search out that book..I’m sold on the title alone.

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