I don’t want this to be one of those deep and meaningful posts that makes you think I am sad because I am not sad. I am the happiest I have been in a long time it’s just sometimes life feels stagnant. I keep busy most of the time whether it be work related, friend related or family related it isn’t often I have time to kick back and just chill.
Tonight has been the first night in a very long time that I’ve been able to just relax. Relaxing for me is very different to the relaxing most people do because when I do have time to myself generally I just sit here thinking. I think about the things that I would like to achieve. The things I haven’t managed to achieve, when I was younger what I thought I’d achieve by this age and what people think of me. Then I stop and think about all of these things.
Why does it matter what I thought I would do when I was younger. Am I happy now? Yes I am. Well mostly. There are a few things that I work on everyday to try and make myself feel better but everyone has their own insecurities. Everyone has the things in their life that they would like to change. I hate the word change. It is such a disgusting word. No one should try and make you change, you can adjust and life is all about adjusting and adapting but DO NOT change.
People will accept you for who you are if they are supposed to be in your life. Your family will accept you for who you are and if they don’t your friends will. If they don’t I will. There is always going to be someone in this world who accepts you simply for being yourself. I’m the guy that makes friends with the person whose made mistakes simply because their experience is more interesting than the ‘perfect jock’ ‘perfect nerd’ ‘perfect drama geek’ what ever the ‘perfect’ is in your mind remember perfect doesn’t exist.
We all embody elements of perfection but no breathing being is perfect. I want you to forget about life right now and think about life in 5 years from now. What you are doing now will set you up for your life in 5 years but chances are you are doing amazing right now. If you are trying that is good enough for me. People get so caught up in grades, so caught up in trying to be the best. Well I challenge your to be the best the best you’ve ever been. If you can do your best that is all that matters.
Life is all about experiences you will quickly learn that the people in life with experiences are so much more interesting than the people who haven’t yet learned to live. There is ‘living’ and then there is LIVING? the difference being that you’re not afraid to go out and try something new. You’re not afraid to test the boundaries. I want you to test the boundaries. Too often people will place you in a box telling you that you’ll never explore beyond those brown walls. I just want to tell you theres an entire world beyond those walls just waiting for you to explore.
Go walk the Great Wall of China, Climb the Empire State Building, Build a sand Castle in the Sahara, Go feed a goat in India what ever it is you want to do make it an adventure. Today might not have turned out the way you expected it to but wipe away those expectations and you’ll never feel let down again. Being let down is the worst feeling ever. Together we can abolish it. Be proud of who you are and be proud of who you’re about to become. Lets start this journey together. To a new Adventure. To new adventures forever.