Why are we always waiting for something more? Tomorrow is not a guarantee.
I spend so much of my time trying to navigate my future. When I was in high school I worried much too often about what the next weekend would bring, who I would be friends with once I graduated and where I would go to college. Was I getting adequate grades today so that next year, when I apply to schools, I would get in to all of my top choices? Once I arrived in college all of my focus was on finding internships that would allow me to score a great job right out of school. Then came graduation and I already had a job so all I could think about was what will I do next? What is my next big move? I spent so much time worrying about what was next that I let some of the best years of my life slip by quicker than you would ever think was possible.
We plan out so much of our lives, from the basic to the more complex. What will we wear tomorrow? Where will we go this weekend? What is our next career move? It is only when we slow down, stop the planning and stop the worrying that we are truly happy in the moment we are in.
I’ve learned to stop that constant feeling of waiting for something new and accept that today is the only thing that is certain. We must be happy with who we are and where we are today in order to ever be happy in the future. Life is not a matter of making choices that will better our future, it is a series of moments that when strung together make life worth living and you must make a conscious decision to make those moments the best they can possibly be.