Future – Blog Carnival

Welcome to the One Word at a Time blog carnival.

This week’s word is: Future

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My Entry:

Future Thinker

I think about the future… a lot.

It’s part of who I am and how I was made.

I see things and don’t see them as they are, but rather how they could be.

I get excited by possibilities, by change, by creativity.

It drives me, it energizes me, it enthralls me.

The problem is, I’m horrible at what I consider the regular, mundane aspects of life.

Before putting in the new system I installed last year, I had to manually invoice clients for work I did and for renewals of their contracts.

I would often invoice them months late – I was even known to invoice people nine months into a twelve month contract.

That kind of thing just doesn’t interest me, doesn’t excite me and therefore very often doesn’t get done.

The future is exciting. It’s unwritten, unadulterated, unknown.

I love the future.

The problem is, we don’t live in the future. We live in the present.

Spending too much time looking to the future means you can easily miss the wonder and excitement of the present.

It’s my birthday today (as I’m writing this) and looking to the future, this coming year I really want to learn to open my eyes to the present, to BE here in the present and to find a balance between my love of the future and my life in the NOW.

How about you? Do you look to the future so much that you miss the now?