Have you ever leaned back in your recliner, closed your eyes, and let memories flood your mind? It can be a great way to relive the good ol’ days. And it seems like the further back you lean, the further back your memories go. Just be careful. You don’t want to topple right over.
Our history is important, which is why you have to be careful of amnesia. If you lose your memories, you lose a big piece of who you are.
The good and the bad are a part of us, but it’s always best to focus on the good ones. It’s those days that become core memories. You’re reminded of them when you pick up a smell from the kitchen, a song on the radio, or simply taking a trip down memory lane.
Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
Have the Fun You Want to Have
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
We all deserve to have fun. The problem is that when it’s all over, we’re left with a void in our lives. This happens all the time, whether it’s a honeymoon, a vacation, or simply an annual hunting trip or family reunion.
We live in the moment and have the time of our lives. When it’s over, we complain that we want to go back.
We have to remember to have fun and embrace it while it’s happening. Once it’s over, we have to smile and be grateful.
From there, we can have those fun times live on in our memories. Take photos. Take videos. Write about it in our diaries. When we can hold onto the excitement for years, it will make us love those events even more.
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ―
If you’re trying to figure out how to do fun things, you’re doing something wrong. Fun isn’t about what you schedule. It’s about how you view the world. Most of the exciting things I’ve done just sort of happened in the moment. You can’t manufacture excitement. You simply have to be open to the opportunities.
Of course, scheduling some time off and getting away from your responsibilities will help.
If you’re searching for fun within Sherman Country, here are a few things to start with:
- Explore a microbrewery
- Hike through a state park in Kansas
- Invest in a fishing pole
- Be one with nature
- Camp out with some friends
If you’re not sure what you can do for fun, simply leave the city for a few days. The fun adventures will find you.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Have you noticed that some memories are filled with regret? We look back on them and wonder why we made a certain decision or didn’t take a particular action.
Some mistakes may even be lingering in your recliner. Every time you lean back, you may remember what you did wrong. When that happens, we recommend getting a new recliner. After all, reclining should be a thing of joy, not dread.
As you look to make new memories, it may cause you some anxiety. What happens if things don’t turn out the way that you want them to? What if past mistakes come back to haunt you?
It’s not the future that you are afraid of. It’s repeating the past that makes you anxious.
“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
Sometimes the only way forward is to take a few careful steps back.
There’s nothing wrong with looking toward the future. Drowning in the past (and past mistakes) are no way to live. If you have happy memories, hold onto them. However, if you have some bad memories, let them serve as lessons.
You need to look back sometimes so you can see where you went wrong. It allows you to learn and move forward with a better plan.
There’s nothing wrong with taking two steps forward and one step back. True, it’s not a fast way to go. However, it is cautious. And you’re still making progress.
You will have memories no matter what you do (unless amnesia strikes). Your goal is to do everything you can to ensure that they are happy, positive memories. Exercising a bit of caution along the way can help you. If you throw caution to the wind, there’s no telling what will happen. For some, that’s the fun. For others, it would be heavy with anxiety.
Ultimately, it comes down to what makes you happy. Just remember that you are in control of your own destiny. If you’re afraid of repeating mistakes from the past, you can take control of that, too.
Make It Happen
Steve Jobs once said, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
This is the kind of advice that we all need to live by. We need to go out and make memories, and focusing on quality erections is a way to get this done. When you’re in Sherman Country, you need a place where your best memories can take place.
A pole barn is whatever you want it to be. It can be the place to store all of the toys you use to play in the dirt and make memories with your friends and family. Or it can be the place where you set up your first business to create memories of becoming an entrepreneur. A pole barn can also be the place where you create your home, raise your family, and make some of the sweetest memories of your life.
Once you have a trusty pole barn built in Kansas, you can shop for a recliner. Be sure that it goes waaaay back. You’ll be able to sit in it with a cold one at the end of a long day and reminisce.
We’re here to help you with your memories, but it starts with taking action. Let’s start building a custom barn for you, shall we?