Today's topic for Five minute Friday is...Story Write for five minutes, no editing, uninterrupted on this topic...OK...
The other day, I saw a trailer for Matt Damon's "We Bought A Zoo" . Now, I'm not a 'weepy' kinda film gal, but the part that made my ears prick up was when the little girl asks her dad
"Daddy, why don't you read me fairy stories anymore?"
"Because we're living a fairy story sweetheart."
I got to thinking about this concept of living your own story, living the dream. Is it selfish to create your own story and live it? That's exactly what I'm doing now: teaching and living in a foreign country. I feel I'm living in a fairy story. I've been living it for 3.5 years now (learning the language slowly, getting to know the locals, loving the kids and adults I teach and occasionally writing about it) - but because it's not a 9-5 Monday to Friday existence in drizzly rain, I feel like my life is one big fairy story, and I will awaken with a rude bump one day.
But life doesn't HAVE to be like that. I am slowly coming around to the fact that it's OK to live your life as YOU want, not how others perceive it should be.
So if there's always something you've wanted to do, make that change in your life, live YOUR life. Make and create your real, living story.