I wanna be a movie star and an astronaut
When I ask my son what he wants to be when he grows up, he usually says,
"I wanna be a YouTuber star, like a movie star. And definitely an astronaut."
Good goals, son.
When did that question stop being fun to answer?
For me, it doesn't stop.
Because, actually, thinking like a child, being in the moment, with little or no sense of time, is really the way to view this tough world.
It is rough out there, and sometimes I wish I can literally push the pause button on the clock.
When I was a teenager, there was this American TV show where this girl was half-alien, and she had this one power:
She would touch her two index fingers together and time would just freeze.
Everyone around her would stand still.
Time would stop.
But she wouldn't.
She could walk around people, tickle them, fart in their face, or whatever.
Time was paused.
Wouldn't that be so cool?
Well, it's highly disappointing, but that power just won't happen.
Instead, I'm thinking about my own way of time travel into the future.
It helps me get through my days now.
You know that sometimes annoying question, "Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?"
I know what my answer is, but I think for lots of people, it's not easy to answer.
For me, it's easier to imagine myself two years out.
Basically I imagine how I want my life to be and look like, and then I scale it backwards and visualise what I'd be doing to achieve that.
For example, one of my goals in my career is to start teaching other chiropractors paediatric adjusting. I have to train more for that and it'll take time to organise.
Also, we've always had plans to renovate our house. I have many desires for my beautiful newly renovated kitchen, and as many Londoners know, getting a house worked on is no joke.
There are so many steps to take with that!
These are just two clear examples, and there are many more, but you get my drift.
I'm very certain about how I want my life to look like in two years, and for me to have that in place, I know what I need to work on, plan, and get into action with.
One constant regular action step that's always there is getting adjusted.
How about you?
Gotta take care of your health, always.
See you at your next adjustment!
— Dr MaryAnne