All this internet searching has me thinking about free spirits…so I googled it. Here’s an interesting definition of a free spirit in wikipedia:
“It refers to a human being who feels unconstrained by convention; rather, the spirit of liberty is paramount to that person.”
and better still:
“Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves vs. being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.”
I’ve always sorta thought of myself as a free spirit…but never was really sure if I qualified. Hmmmmmm….maybe I do! By that definition, I’m pretty dang close. If not right on. Well depending on the day.
But I’ve always thought of really fun, expressive people like SARK as free-spirited…and me more as a wanna-be. People who just don’t care what the world thinks of them and instead live their lives as they feel, without worrying about what others think. People who live life to its fullest…really experiencing all the joy that life has to offer…revelling in it and tasting it daily. People it is a joy to be around, that make you feel good to be around them and to be part of their lives. That has always been MY definition of free-spirited and I know I don’t qualify by that definition…but I would like to someday attain that life. I want people to remember me when I’m gone…I want to have made an impact on the world. And I want to have been unique, and have given people things to think about. Maybe by the time I’m an old lady I’ll be that person. I really look forward to being an old lady. I want to be a really cool, unique old lady. Like the aunts in that witch movie with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman…what the heck was that named? Lemme google it…oh yes, Practical Magic.