My life has been full of experiences, and I’m not even 21 yet. I have learned countless lessons from my mistakes, which has made me a better person. Truth is, I am forever grateful for making mistakes. As an adolescent, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do and became increasingly frustrated under the pressure of my friends, family and teachers to ‘choose’ a career path in such a short amount of time. This got me wondering, am I going to be caught in the deathly life cycle of school, work, die?
To put things in perspective, I was in Italy not too long ago and overheard an elderly couple from England talking about their vacation. This got me thinking about how courageous they are, as they talked of where they should travel to next, and how they’re going to get there. The couple had absolutely nothing planned for this holiday. These people are called non-institutionalised tourists; they take life as it comes, and simply go with the flow. If this adventurous elderly couple can truly understand the value of life, why can’t we all?
Just because you’re unsure about what life you may lead in 5 years, doesn’t mean you can’t make a start on what you want it to be now. 2017 is the year for new beginnings, the year where our dreams finally come true. It’s easy to obsess over the big picture and forget all the little victories along the way. It’s those little victories that can add up to something bigger than you could have ever imagined when you first started.
I’ve recently come to the conclusion that you’ve got to feed your dreams to keep them alive. It’s the same with nightmares; If you keep feeding that fear of not starting/doing something you’ve dreamed about, then the fear will grow bigger and bigger until it consumes your life completely.
2017 is here, only you can shape it to make it the best year so far.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha