I’ve had a lot of time recently to really think about my life and what I am doing and more importantly, where it’s leading me to. The past semester was insane, so much so that I wasn’t even thinking about what I was doing, I was just moving from one thing to the next. It almost seems that we fill up our lives with more and more stuff as we have more and more options and possibilities. We almost can’t decide what we want so much so that many of us end up with three different career alternatives, two degrees, countless ex-friends, and twenty ex-partners.
We are a society of indecisiveness. Like really – who needs so many apps on their phone? Why can’t we just have one app instead of 50 ways of communicating via a phone. Wouldn’t it be more worthwhile to just put your phone down and actually meet with that person we have sent all those snap chats, photos and texts to.
And what about these online highlight reels that we force others to go through, just to make other people think our lives are actually all perfect. Why can’t we be people who are in honest relationships and can admit to one another that they have life struggles. Because struggles are good, when dealt and talked through properly, because they build character and perseverance. They aren’t something that should be ignored.
So when you look back on your life, are you happier then you were a year ago? Do you really recognise the value of all your work and effort over the past year? Have relationships, opportunities, and work progressed? Because if not, then maybe you’re on the wrong path or going in circles.
I think it is so important for people to actually stop. Because these are all issues (me included) that need to looked and thought about properly in order to live truly satisfying lives.
You only live once, so do it well. Be honest with what you want in life and allow time to take things a little bit slower and do what makes you happy!