“Don’t keep living your life in the “what if’s” because it will only make matters worse. Live in the “right now” and look how far you’ve gotten in your life” ~Sarah Jolin~
Have you ever woke up one morning and wondered what your life will turn out to be? I ask myself that question all the time and I still seek answers to this day. There are so many people in the world who seek one special thing they want to keep close to their heart, and others that are lost souls just wanting to be loved and feel secured. I’ve experienced so much in my life that I find time is so precious and we should hold on to every moment, because you never know when it will all just crumble in your hands, and there’s nothing you can do to prevent it from happening.
People take things for granted and expect things to just be handed on a silver platter, but when that happens, they’re not satisfied and then they want more, and they’re still not happy. There will always be negative people in your life to push you down just because their life is terrible and you have the good life. Someone once told me that you just have to tune those negative people out and focus on what’s in front of you. There’s definitely one thing that I’ve gained in my life that I hold precious to my heart and that has opened up my mind to endless possibilities.
I’ve always been quite the observer and see people’s reactions towards others and wonder what it’s like to be in their shoes and live their daily lives. What fascinates me the most are a few musicians that I admire and follow along on social media and how they interact to their fans all around the world. If I’ve learned one thing from them is that they are regular day people, just have a more challenging life to live because they have to stay away from the crazy people, paparazzi, and just try to have a normal life when they’re not touring.
There’s a famous quote that I can for sure relate to by Steve Jobs .
He said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” What I can say to that is do what you love to do, work hard and make sure it’s worth while because there could be one day you wake up and you don’t feel happy anymore. I have been at my job for almost 8 years now, this coming August and I have settled in it. After close to an 11+ year hiatus of academics, I am now going back to school at 30 years old and taking a really fun course in Hotel Reception that I know I will succeed in long-term, because I know once I finish it and do something abroad, I will be ecstatic about and may never want to leave it. Who knows, I may be booking some fun celebrities and bands heading to a hotel wherever my heart lies and I apply to anywhere in the world.
It’s funny how life works in mysterious ways because you can have the best time of your life and enjoy it to the fullest, or you can have something tragic and your life falls apart, and there’s no one who can save you but yourself. You have to make sure you have positive people surrounding you to keep your body and mind alive and just enjoy it. Don’t take things for granted, take things one day and step at a time and watch out for whatever is thrown your way to prevent it from happening. You can never have the “perfect life” because there is no such thing as perfection. Everyone has their flaws and knows how to hide them. We just have to learn how to be ourselves around others and not show any falseness and let people see the real you.
Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied at barely getting by. But, that feeling is a lie and if you just hold on; just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find the way and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world. To remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there, and that someone will find you.
I will leave you all with one last quote and question to answer yourselves and see what you can come up with.
“There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment you must choose your direction. Will you fight to stay on the path while others tell you who you are? Or will you label yourself? Will you be honored by your choice? Or will you embrace your new path? Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up.”