Can I get an a-MEN my brothers!
Thank you, SockMonkey.
You get so caught up in the trivialities of day-to-day life that you forget what is _important_.
And it doesn't have to be an either-or thing. You can support a family, be very happy, and still make time for everything you've always wanted to do. It can work.
Learn how to rock-climb. You've always wanted to, especially after that scene in Mission Impossible 2. Sure, you might not like it, but at least you'll know.
SIt down and read. Pick up that book that all your friends say is such a life-changing experience. Don't put it off till you're 70; you won't have much life left to change. And, sure, it might be a crock of shit, but at least you'll know. You won't be stuck wondering, on your deathbed, if that one book had the answer, if only...
Look UP! Dammit, this is a beautiful, painfully gorgeous world. Watch how the bare branches of sycamores segment the sky in moving patterns. The things we take for granted...
Pack everything up for the weekend, and just GO. No destination, no direction. Get in the car and find somewhere else. Tell your boss you _might_ not be in Monday. Then stop worrying about that shit until Tuesday. Get out of that town, that building, that home, that rut. Go to a different town, open up the phonebook to the restaurants, close your eyes, and pick one.
And take her with you.
Or him. Whatever.
"While we live, let us live." Robert Heinlein