Monday Musing – 10/05/21.

I was reading an article yesterday about how we should embrace our childhood passions in order to help us navigate our careers, present or future.

My childhood passion was to be a Jedi knight.

At first I laughed because how could I ever follow my childhood dream? But then I got thinking about what a Jedi knight encompasses. Upholding certain laws. Embracing the energy of the universe and using it for good. Fighting evil.

Whilst there are certain aspects of this particular passion that I cannot ever hope to emulate, there are at least one or two qualities I can embrace and even incorporate into my career.

Sometimes we over complicate our lives. We over think plans or ideas and then dismiss them as impossible. Just because something is easy, or is simple, doesn’t mean it isn’t effective.

If you aren’t living your childhood dream it’s maybe worth revisiting that passion. You never know, you could rework a once cherished idea and make it work for your future.

Holiday

Milestone birthdays deserve recognition. Lockdown birthdays aren’t as much fun as some would have to believe. This week I celebrated my 50th birthday, and my second lockdown birthday.

Madonna sums everything up so beautifully here…

It’s my birthday today!!!

Today is my 50th birthday. Before Covid I’d planned to go on a trip, have a few days away. Obviously lockdown has put those plans on hold.

Growing up I fell in love with the Star Wars movies. Return of the Jedi is my all time favourite movie.

May 4th has become known as Star Wars day – May the fourth be with you. So today I’m sharing my absolute favourite part of any movie, the updated ending to Return of the Jedi.

Have I ever mentioned that I wanted to be a Jedi when I grew up? That was my career dream, to be a Jedi knight. The clip has my childhood hero in it – Luke Skywalker. He was who I aspired to be like.