Wednesday, December 5, 2007

X is for Xcite

Come on, X is a hard one and the question of "What excites me (you)?" has been loitering back there in the alleys of my mind lately. This happens when people start asking me about what I want to do when I retire. Have I thought about an encore career? I have a hard time coming up with something I'm excited about. I mean there are things I enjoy, like cooking, my art projects, family, friends, all the usual suspects, but I don't know that I've allowed myself the time to be passionate about something. I've concentrated more on the challenge of fitting everything in. Maybe my encore will be to allow my passion to develop.

I took the enneagram test yesterday at my daughter's suggestion and I was surprised at how hard it was to answer some of the questions. They want you to answer according to how you have behaved historically -- I think part of the difficulty comes from having lived this long -- I've been through so many phases or changes, it's hard to think about some of them. It's an interesting process, though. The test is $10 and takes about 30 minutes.

1 comment:

Teresa J. Wilber said...

I think we've always been asked about our future goals. When we were kids, we were asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Or, "When are you getting married?", etc. I have been asked about the retirement goal as well, but I have been able, so far, to delay my response, explaining that I am still going to school. Of course, then I get the question,"What are you going to do with your degree?" I went back to college for fun, for me. When I'm done, I just want to BE me. I want that time where I can just BE. I don't ever see myself bored, but, rather than working to fulfill some future goal, I want a chance to let go, let all of my wisdom guide me, and live minute by minute instead. Doesn't that sound like a luxury? Wow! Of course, we'll have to do lunch!