THE THING ABOUT LIFE IS...
We're told to always grow up with goals and with a plan on how we're going to achieve them. But what happens when we let go of that idea, start to live in the moment and just allow ourselves to be happy?
It's natural to fear change, but it's when you let that fear stop you from making changes, you begin to feel stuck. Because nothing is guaranteed in life. The things we once loved, we may not love forever. It's scary letting go of everything you once knew and once loved. But rather than fearing the future, feel the relief— because there will be an unexpected feeling of freedom.
The thing about life is its about moments. Don't wait for them, create them.
It's about what you do in between being born, breathing and then dying.
It's about the experiences, the good and the bad.
It's about losing your way and getting lost to only end up exactly where you're meant to be.
It's about trying new things that might scare you and taking a chance on yourself.
It's about the people you meet along the way who teach you something new.
It's about creating memories and stories to tell.
And It's about experiencing new places and new cultures.
What you let into your life, you let in deliberately because we attract what we're ready for. Letting go of that perfect picture in your head of what life is supposed to look like will open up your mind to the possibilities and opportunities waiting for you. And that's when you really start living. We shouldn't fear failure, because failure shows us the way — by showing us what isn’t the way. In every situation, life is asking us a question and our actions are the answer. Take a leap of faith because you get one chance at life but if you do it right, once is all you need.
So fail and fail fast. Make the mistake of falling in love too young. Experience heartbreak, you'll be better for it. Be kind and make other people smile. Don’t take life too seriously and always laugh along the way.
And while you're at it just live a little, because when nothing is for sure - anything can happen.
That's what life's about, right?
WORDS: Monique Medved