I did a thing.
Anyone that knows me well knows that owning a convertible has been a ‘someday’ dream of mine forever. As a kid I can remember looking out the car window and imagining myself in the convertibles that drove by. The carefreelessness completely captured my attention. I couldn’t imagine anything cooler. Wind blowing through your hair, no timeline of where to be and only adventure that lies ahead. The freedom of the open air spoke to me and drew me in.
“Someday…that’s going to be me,” I’d promise myself with a little smirk.
Daryn also had many ‘somedays’. Thankfully we got to act on a few in his final months. One of Daryn’s biggest dreams was to own a truck. He had a red Dodge pick up when we first met and it was something he desired to have again someday. 3 months prior, almost to the day Daryn passed, his ‘someday’ became a ‘today’. He got his F150 and he beamed. Although he didn’t get to drive it around much, when he did he made it count never taking a single mile for granted. My only regret was that we didn’t get it sooner but I am thankful he got to experience the thrill of his childhood dream. In that season and since, I’ve come to learn and deeply understand the depth of joy and the urgency of making moments matter.
This post has nothing to do with material possessions and everything to do with living life to the fullest. We can ‘someday’ our entire life away. Our busyness can keep us from the fullness of really living. We can delay promises to ourselves and those we care about and soon enough time has slipped and ‘someday’ never comes.
Have you let life get in the way of your dreams? What’s the one thing you wish to experience in this lifetime? What’s your ‘someday’? How can you create your ‘someday’ today?
We can’t know the sand that’s left in our hourglass. We don’t know what tomorrow holds or how the rest of our days will unfold. Allow yourself joy. Build in room for adventure. Leave space for spontaneity. Don’t let your ‘someday’ never arrive.
Years have passed since I was that little girl daydreaming out the window of my family station wagon but the ‘someday’ dream has stayed. I’d always imagined myself in my retirement, cruising around in a convertible. But recently I got to thinking, why not now? Why can’t my ‘someday’ be ‘today’?
So I did it. I bought a convertible.
No more ‘somedays’. I’m here for today.