Priority of Life

Imagine the title set to the tune of “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits.  That’s completely irrelevant to the post… but it’s what was going through my head when I thought of it.

After a recent conversation with a friend, regarding priorities, and a few other things that have been going on, I thought I’d share mine.  I know for a while there I was adamant about pursuing a movie career, but then I came to some very serious realizations about what I really wanted out of life – about priority.

Sure, whatever God wants out of my life is what I want, but if we’re going to discuss purely selfish and personal desires, than here’s a list of what I’m after in my time here on Earth:

– A wife and kids.

… and that’s it, folks.  There are details all over… a decent career that I can enjoy which will allow me to take care of my family, friends, creative interests, etc., but as to what my own personal priority in this life is, all that really matters to me is to have a family of my own.  Sure my ignoring Hollywood has many more reasons involved, including the fact that I just don’t want it enough to do what needs to be done to succeed there, but a large factor is that if given the opportunity to be a major star who goes on 2 month movie shoots or have a mediocre job that allows me to stay home with my family – there’s no question for me.

For a long time, I had a hard time coming to terms with what my priorities really were, but now that I have I can not only embrace it and do my best to find it, but I can encourage anyone else out there to do the same.  Of course, knowing is just half the battle ;-).

Now I gotta make it happen…


About Mark Mushakian

Just a man who loves God, women, kids, dogs, movies, and every other lovely thing in life :)
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One Response to Priority of Life

  1. Scott says:

    I too once thought about a career in Hollywood, but yeah there's a lot of sacrafice to achieve it.

    I'd be happy myself with making a few people laugh now and then. I don't need to be famous. I'm sticking to that statement.


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