You know what I’m excited for? Life. It’s exciting to know that when you grab life by the hypothetical balls…you can really start to get the most out of it. I feel like life is putting yourself out there, taking chances & growing from whatever outcomes that may arise. I have decided recently that I am going to try out a little of everything. Up until recently (as in the past year or so) I thought I had to commit to one path & stick solely with that choice. Now I’m starting to realize that I can do whatever I want. I can go to school to be a massage therapist, take a year off of school & then start again somewhere else with a sociology major. I can move all over the damn place & experience life everywhere. There are no limits. Except the ones I place upon myself or the ones that I just choose not to overcome. That just feels so empowering. I know with everything that I do- I have the Lord, I have my family(friends included here) & I have myself. I have grown so much in the past year that it’s crazy. It’s awesome to look back over all the heartache & CRAP I went through & see how it was really for good. Jeremiah 29:11, right? 🙂
I am so stoked for this chapter of my life that has started. I am inspired. I think we all get caught up in preparing for life when really, life. is. right. now. It isn’t about to start, it’s in process always. When you’re at work, when you’re at the DMV, or when your flight is delayed at the airport. Life is going on at all times. We need to make the most of it.
On a slightly different note, I feel so incredibly blessed. After all of the mess that we see on the TV about Haiti, with all of the needy kids I met in Mexico & Jamaica & those I haven’t met in Africa & all over the world…I feel so blessed. And sometimes I also feel like, “why me?” I have it so much better than they do. Why? I think we were all put on this earth to enrich eachothers lives. We have a lot in the way of material things/resources, therefore we can help others by giving & taking care of them. But after going to Mexico & Jamaica, I know that the people I met have hearts of GOLD. They gave me so much more than I gave to them. They gave me integrity & heart & passion, and I don’t think there is anything that can compare to those things.
So yeah. I think enjoying life & being thankful for all the opportunities we have should be at the top of our list. I’m planning on squeezing every last ounce out of this life that I’ve been given, not letting any moment go to waste. “Live. Laugh. Love.” has become such a cliche type saying I think…it’s in every college girl’s dorm room in zebra print or pink sparkles, but really people…I feel like if that’s all we would do inour lives, it would be enough. Don’t just let those words be a decoration in your room, live by them.