From all the perfect times you want to pour your heart into something, I chose today. It’s amazing how we look back on the past and think to ourselves that nothing has ever changed that much, yet your whole life is completely different. This is one of those days. One of those days, where we just take a moment to breathe and notice that although we didn’t plan it this way, our whole life has changed before our eyes.
We are where we need to be. You are who you have to be today. That’s it. Don’t look back on it, don’t think too much on what’s gonna happen down the line. We are standing exactly where we’re suppose to be standing today. Maybe it’s not what we wanted. Maybe it’s not where we intended, but as of today there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it’s where we belong.
While driving, the other day, I had an epiphany. Weirdly, doing something I was afraid to do. I was driving on the highway by myself, just listening to a random radio song. And I had this wonderful realization. It hit me. Things aren’t complicated. Things are simple. The world is simple. Decisions, although I’m pretty sure that most people think the opposite, are also simple.
There’s a moment. There’s this moment when we realize that stuff really isn’t that complicated. It’s simply hard. Difficult is the perfect word. It’s difficult to chose, it’s difficult to do something, and most of all it’s challenging to take a road in which you know the pavement isn’t as smooth as you had hoped.
I smiled while I drove, ‘cause it finally hit me. Because for that moment, while listening to John Waite on the radio, everything was simple. And I felt at peace. Untroubled. Life made sense.
I knew the feeling was not gonna last long. I knew that it was just that moment. I felt certain that as soon as I got back home, I wasn’t gonna feel it anymore, and my life was just gonna go back to this tangled object full of different puzzle pieces, but for that moment, it was clear.
We have to do what makes us happy. Not what is expected by the rest of the world. And I’m even gonna be bold enough to say, that we shouldn’t even do what is expected by ourselves most of the times. ‘Cause even we cheat our happiness, without even realizing it.
This is my message for you. Today.
Do what makes you happy. Adventure yourself to new things. And when you’re in doubt if you’re actually doing what is gonna make you happy, do it. Do it, ‘cause you probably are, but you’re stopping yourself from doing it, ‘cause not doing it, is probably much easier, but it won’t make you happy.
I’ll smile and remember it all, then I’ll turn and go.
♫ Sister Hazel | Champagne High