Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Today is Your Real Life

Those are the words that I left as a comment on a post that Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles had written nearly two weeks ago.  I didn't want those powerful words to only be heard by Chelsea and I though, so I decided to share them with you.

It is important for all of us to realize that life is short.  We never know when our last day will be.  We constantly put things off until tomorrow, but what if there is no tomorrow? Would you be happy with the life you have lived or will you have regrets about things that you left unfinished or never even started?

In her post, Chelsea mentioned she feels as if she is stuck in limbo, like she is  waiting for her "real" life to start.  I definitely feel the same way.  It seems like all I ever do is homework and I'm so tired of school, yet I have at least three more semesters left.  I would be lying if I said that I didn't want those semesters to be over yesterday.

Sometimes it feels like while  I'm stuck in school, like I can't do anything meaningful with my life.  Like, I'm waiting for that meaning to come later.  Once I have a job.  Once I'm married.  Once I'm a mother.  But why do I have to wait for those things in order to actually live my life?

We are stuck in times like these for a reason.  I don't know what the reason is yet, but I do know that once I feel like I moved to the next step in my life, I will understand why I was here for so long.   I hope that when I look back on days like today, I will be able to say that I used my time wisely and being stuck in this phase of my life was not for nothing.

My advice would be to take life one day at a time.  Live your life the way you want to.  Don't put things off until tomorrow. When is tomorrow, anyways?


uncustomary said...

These are wonderful words! I love that you quoted yourself and recognized the importance of the statement. :) (I found you through the Blog Hop.)

Chelsea said...

I'm seriously so in love with those words :) I'm glad you shared this!!

Lauren said...

I think you will always feel this way. I thought it would go away as I got older, out of school.. but I'm married, a baby on the way and 31 years old and I still have the "waiting for life to start" feel.

Wonderful words!