How long SHOULD we wait to indulge ourselves and take action on the stuff of our daydreams and urges? I don't want to wait until it's too late. Having a life-threatening illness 12 years ago was a rude kick in the pants - a reminder that our futures are not ensured. Every day, everywhere, tragedy strikes when we least expect it. As far as we know, we only have one life to enjoy, and we should do it up right. Big, Bold, Active, and Out There. That's what I think.
How does this translate beyond my seemingly insignificant hair color? That depends on you, and your deepest desires, regrets, hankerings, and niggling unrequited daydreams. Those shouldn't always end up at the bottom of your priorities, to be done sometime in the future "when I have time", "when I am more fit", or "after". Beware of those words. Sometimes you have to pursue joy.
Other enriching things I have enjoyed since my attitude adjustment:
Bollywood Dance Class
Trip to Italy & Greece
Four years living in the heart of Chicago
Tour of southern England
Singing with Prescott's Sweet Adelines
Becoming a Golfer
Listen to that little voice in your head. It usually knows what it's talking about.