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Not often do we reflect on where we are in life, as we're too busy going through it. When we're young, it's like, we are constantly one step ahead of ourselves. Maybe as adults too. For me personally, when I was in school, I couldn't wait to be in a career. When I was single, I couldn't wait to be married. When I rented a condo? Well, I couldn't wait to buy a home.
But now, suddenly. Here I am - college graduate, married, home owner. All the years behind me gone to memories. All the years ahead, waiting to be revealed. And my present, up for grabs.
Thinking back on it, I loved my childhood and I loved my days in school. Coming home at 3:00 and watching reruns of Saved By The Bell and Full House on the couch, or running outside playing sports with my teammates and friends was the bomb. I loved the freedom of being on my own, and knowing that my life is yet to be written. And I even loved that tiny, uncomplicated, one bedroom condo.
So, why do we rush it away? Why don't we fully appreciate the exact place we are in? No matter how messy, or crazy, or even, how beautiful it is?
All I know is, at one point or another in our lives, we'll cross that line of looking forward, to looking back. Looking back at a life rushed away, because we were too busy trying to get somewhere we thought would make us happier. Except, when we get there, are we happy?
Happy exists, only if we allow it to exist. It's a thought; not necessarily some form of reality. It's not our situation; it's our thoughts. I think that's one of the hardest lessons in life. To be content, wherever you are. Even harder? To be happy wherever you are.