But seriously, though, when I spotted this shirt over the weekend, I couldn’t help but think: WOW, do I identify with it!! And not just because I’m obsessed with bright yellow as we move into spring. It’s that one word that gets me.
How much of our lives really are untitled? My story isn’t complete yet. Your story isn’t complete yet. So how can we possibly title the story of our lives just yet? After all, it’s sort of like choosing a title for an action movie before you even get to the chase scene, you know?
I try to keep this idea in mind, especially when I get down on myself or things don’t seem to be going my way. Yes, life throws us some curve balls and there are bad times. But there is so much more beauty to see, so many more good times to come. I know that sounds a bit trite, but it’s true.
Plus, our lives are a work in progress. Well, mine is at least. And, honestly, I don’t think that progress will ever stop. I don’t think there’s a magic age we get to where we can definitively say, “OK, yes, I finally have everything all figured out!” I wish life worked like that (I mean, wouldn’t that be GREAT!), but, sadly, it doesn’t. I’m forever growing and learning — both about myself and about the world.
Besides, I like the idea of being “untitled” if for the simple reason that it gives me room, you know? I’m not boxed in by anything and certainly not defined by anything. In a sense, I can spread my wings as wide — or as short! — as I want. There’s a freedom in that sentiment that I love!
What in your life is untitled these days, friends?? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments! I’m so excited to see how our stories unfold, aren’t you?!?!? xoxo
P.S. New fun Family Photos are coming up tomorrow!!! #ThinkSpring