You: The Biography

Right now I am reading the biography of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. An amazing woman who was born into an impoverished royal bloodline and became known around the world for her philanthropy, love of art and contributions to San Francisco and the world, all in the face of the bad opinions of the SF society snobs.  She is truly a woman to aspire to be like.

Just now I was driving down the street thinking about taking a trip in a hot air balloon over Monument Valley UT. and I was thinking how there are so many adventures I want to take in my life. I am guessing because of reading the book on Alma’s life it got me thinking about my own story.

What would the book of my life read like. Would it be just chapter after chapter of bad love stories or would be a compelling story of an adventurous and amazing woman? My sisters who are the people who know me best in this life would most likely say both. I have had some bad love affairs in my life and I have even lost one who I thought was my soul mate but I am not just her. I have had some incredible adventures in my life and some of the chapters might just be considered interesting if not riveting to the reader. (okay I would like to think they would be riveting)

So far I don’t think I have made a big enough name for myself that I will go down in history but I am not dead yet. I must be honest though I don’t think I am going to be as big as Joan of Arc or Elizabeth I of England but I still have time to make for an interesting story. If it were not for the money I would be on that hot air balloon tomorrow. Unfortunately that is the biggest restriction in my life as far as travel and adventure, money.

But this blog, is not about me and my lack of funds. It is about getting people to think, (well hopefully) about the adventures of their lives. I believe we all have at least one chapter worth reading. Maybe the chapter that ends with you on a gondola in Venice while the sun was setting; or maybe a chapter about how you were at a famous concert that was the first of it’s kind, the only of it’s kind, or the last, ie Shay Stadium the Beatles…need I say more?

So now that you have read this blog you have my permission and encouragement to go out and make a new chapter in your life filled with adventure and excitement.

And if you loose inspiration here are two great quotes that might help.

First is from the film Brave Heart, spoken by William Wallace:
“Every man dies, not every man really lives.”

And the 2nd which is one of my all time favorites is from the film Auntie Mame:
“Yes! Live! Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! ”

Think about it what is your biography going to read like?

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One Response to “You: The Biography”

  1. Monument Valley was amazing, unfortunately I did not get to take the balloon ride.

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