Sometimes I lack inhibition. I think some of this is obvious through the extremely personal things I work through publicly on this blog. I do choose to keep some secrets secret, if they will hurt others. I try not to embarrass my kids. However, I love the freedom of doing spontaneous things without worrying too much about what others will think of me.
Life is short, blah, blah, blah.
Actually, life is what it is.
Death, those last moments of looking back and wondering why the hell you didn't just: tell that person you had a crush on them? Go for that swim? Wear that fabulous dress? Be silly? That is what concerns me. I've faced the prospect of death a few times now, and every time it just goes to remind me that nothing lasts forever. It also reminds me of how ridiculously heavy the chains of what others might think really are. When I'm dying, I'm not going to pat myself on the back for everything I avoided out of fear. There's no angel on the other side of the tunnel waiting to give me an extra fluffy cloud because I never did anything spontaneous. Also, I believe in reincarnation, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't give every life a good go of it, right?
In fact, I want my life to flash before my eyes in a spectrum of colour, laughter, and skin (like one of those foreign artsy movies on Netflix that may actually be considered pornographic, but it's pretty and has subtitles...). I don't hesitate to strip down to my underwear and dive into lakes, I actually forget that this is not normal behaviour until I review it later and realize that to me, anything that covers the jiggly bits is an acceptable bathing suit. But that new guy I just started hanging out with may not see it that way. I also don't hold back on telling people my ridiculous theories, taking a joke too far, making fun of myself and wearing an outrageous outfit for the sake of art.
I talk about sex as casually as I would talk about a recent walk I went on. I'm blunt. I break out into song and dance, randomly. I like to imagine I am in a novel and that at any moment something extraordinary is about to happen, then I ask people to imagine it did happen...
I've realized I'm a bit of a handful for those who are used to self-restraint. I think about if the thing I am going to do will hurt myself/someone else, or if will have negative financial effects. Would I be able to tell someone I did it without feeling guilt or shame? If all of the questions are answered properly, I do it.
I used to believe as a child that I was writing a story with my life and that one day I would die (wake up) and the higher beings would download the story from my brain and read it like a book. Actually, I believed this so much that I began to describe everything that happened to me and my feelings about it in PRINT in my mind... all the time. However, I learned about the subconscious mind taking in everything and soon I began just speaking a loud in my head as a way easier way to record my experiences. The point is, I believe and have always believed that life is a series of stories and that I can choose what kinds of people, places, things, and experiences I can make this book up of.
Every once in a while someone rejects my personality as too strong or unpredictable. Just for a minute or two I ask myself if I should tone it down a little... Am I getting too old to be behaving this way? Then I see myself trapped in the last moments of death and I imagine the type of people who have chosen to have me in their lives and to even celebrate our mutual weirdness.
I'm not tempering myself.
I am having way too much fun. Maybe someone else writing their own life story would like a character like me in theirs.