…okay so that sounded more of an attack than a question, but really I have to ask. Are you living or merely existing? So many of us go through life day by day doing what has to be done, I mean what other option do we have, right? We go to school because we have to, we get back, do what has to be done, go through that phase of life which we all hate and can’t wait to get through, forgetting the fact that its timeframe is at least limited and at some point we start working, and this becomes our everyday life (sadly enough, the phase we couldn’t wait to start is quite permanent and there are no variety of options). Now this is it, the life we are leading, work, home, a few moments of relaxation, and then it starts all over again, days pass by, weeks turn into months, years and then decades. We look back at our lives and realize though it never felt like anything changed day after day, yet everything has changed, from one birthday to the other and we forget to notice the shift in age range, we all remember when we were 10 like it was yesterday, we look in the mirror and realize we aren’t 10 anymore but sooo much older and because of this, life becomes a responsibility and we do what it takes to go by, what it takes to survive and along the line, we stop living, along the line, we stop noticing, along the line we stop caring.
I once read somewhere that so many people die at 25 and only get buried from 75 upwards. What does this mean you may ask, it only means, 25 is when it hits you that you are running out of time, when you realize you can’t be indulged anymore and at this point you just want to do all it takes to find your footing.
It’s okay to have a plan, it’s okay to have dreams, it’s okay to be ambitious, it’s very much allowed to want to survive. Want to know what’s not okay? Just being fine and not happy, just surviving and not thriving, merely existing and not living.
I’m not saying I know it all or that I’m even living, neither am I saying it’s wrong to do what has to be done, all I’m saying is take the time out to enjoy the little things in life that matter, take time out to breathe, to dance, to laugh, to enjoy your family and friends, to discover your true self, take that vacation you’ve been saving for, call your parents and talk for hours, see a movie, read a book, as a matter of fact, sleep! I just need you to look in the mirror, say to yourself, darling, life will fix itself, you will figure this out, you just take it one day at a time!
And whenever life wants to bring you down, tell yourself, NOT TODAY!