I tweeted something the other day along the lines of:
Often times, I post a tweet before fully thinking it through. This was no different. However, after posting it, I really began to think about it. As a kid, I wanted nothing more than to hurry and be out of school. Once out of school, I wanted nothing more than to hurry and be married. Now, I find myself wanting to hurry and have a family, a bigger career, etc. I’ve never actually stopped and realized that if all I ever do is look forward to the future, I’ll never enjoy the moment I’m in.
That’s a scary place to get to, because honestly, those things in the future I’ve always wanted to hurry and get to are not even guaranteed. What is guaranteed is the day, the hour, the minute I’m living in now. And that’s the hardest part to remember. It’s not about what we’ll do 5-10 years down the road. It’s about what we do now. Daily, thousands of people who have planned out their entire life don’t even make it to see the next sunrise. That should be enough motivation for us to make the most out of TODAY.
“Don’t put off living until next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.” - Celestine Chua