Military life brings with it many new challenges, it also provides us with some incredible opportunities to do things we have never done before. It reminds me of the times I spent sitting around the small television screen with my siblings eating popcorn and wondering if the crew of the Enterprise would survive their latest mission. I still laugh when I think of all of the episodes with the puff balls in every duct or when Captain Kirk inspired his crew to boldly go where they had never gone before.
Anyway, .military life challenges us to carve new paths and boldly go and for this week the adventure is as simple as finding a more scenic route to the commissary. Perhaps next week my idea of something new will be a bit more daring, but the idea of boldly going has inspired me to spend some time finding ways to shake things up a bit.
Just like for Captain Kirk and his crew, our lives take on a whole new purpose and meaning when we dare to do things differently and go places we never have before. It is when I’m up for taking the chance to explore the unknown that new possibilities open up for me. It’s as if I let myself take that first unsteady step, I’m able to go in a direction that I’VE never been not necessarily where no one has ever been.
So I guess the point I’m trying to make is that boldly going is personal. It’s about taking the time to be different, trying something new and taking the chance to capitalize on the moments that we have no idea how they will end! It’s about you and what you want in your life. Not what others want or what others think you should want, just you going places you’ve never been.
So join me in stop playing it safe because what you long for is out there in a place you have never been. And as Spock would say “That should prove interesting” and wouldn’t that be fun!
~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and lifestyle blogger as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com