This hit me profoundly this afternoon. I feel millennial understand this phrase, ‘ Nothing Lasts Forever.’ Nothing does, though I often live like I will have eternal options. The people I love will always be around. I can always pursue my goals one day in the distant future. The movie Dead Poets Society’s phrase ‘Carpe Diem,’ Seize the Day should be embraced more often than it has been.
I do not mean, don’t plan for things. You should plan and plan to be living well in to your 90s. What I mean to say is also plan for little things and other big things like kids. Have multiple plans, prioritize them and keep focused on those goals. Remind yourself and talk with your partner if you have one regularly about where you want to go and what you want to do in life.
Do you have a vice you are embarrassed about? Do you have goals you are afraid to speak out loud ? Are you in a relationship you like, but that may not be taking you where you want to go? Are you unsure of where you want to go?
Well, that is where I’m at today. I have a vice I’m ashamed to speak of and goals I will not mention for two reasons1. I’m embarrassed and 2. It could alter current relationships and my career.
So what do I do? Am I fulfilled in my life? No. So it must be time to move forward. I do not know how to do that, but I’m going to start writing down a plan and share it with someone. Living an unfulfilled life is not for me.
Do you face challenges like these in your life? Are you going to do anything about the challenges?
I know change is supposed to make us better and stronger, but for some people it breaks them. Which person am I ? So far change has forced me to grow, but at times it has taken a toll. Am I better for the change? Yes, I am. My next change will occur soon. It could be more than my career. It may encompass letting go of some people as well. Am I prepared ? No. Will I ever be prepared? No. Could I be better prepared than I am now? Definitely . The funny thing is that I have tried everything in my power to avoid the change and I am still be forced to change and grow. I hope it will be for the best.