Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. -Lao Tzu
I used to hate change. Somewhere though, along the last 26 years of this road I’ve been on, I have grown to wish for it. I get so absorbed in how happy I’m going to be that sometimes I forget that happiness is now. I’ve spoken to so many people who tell me they can’t wait to be in a certain place in life, I do it too. I even talk about how excited I am for my friends in Seattle to come visit me when I eventually move back to Colorado. But what about what’s happening today? Or tomorrow even? I like to think I’m good at being in the present, but I too am guilty of thinking about what’s next. Every once in awhile I feel like it’s okay to just wade in the water and enjoy what’s going on around you. A friend and classmate told me that’s what life is all about… the ebbs and flows of the ride we’re on. I used to believe in timing. But now I believe that it’s the chances you take wherever you are in your life that makes you happiest. I look around myself and see so many people waiting for a good time to leave or stay or do something…including me.
As I sit here surrounded by so many with a “timeline” I want to emphasize that there will never be a right time for really anything. Today someone asked me what I thought was ultimately most important in life. I want to reiterate the unwavering lace of the importance of people throughout my writing. In the end, I think it’s going to be the people that mattered. Above all else, it’s going to be the people who influenced you, who changed you, and who meant something to you that you remember. Do things now. Say what you mean, now. And be who you want to be to the people you surround yourself with, right now.
Don’t y’all worry, I’m really talking to myself right now……..I still need to work on liking change as much as I say that I do. I’m also currently in sleepyville “trying” to manage and balance all things that is life currently. Bare with me as I jot down these reminders of what I should be focusing on and want to remember….as life continues to be busy.
The Sweet Things Lately….. everything.