Friday, October 10, 2014

I Lived

Lately, I've been thinking about all the things I want to do in my life.
Where I want to travel, what career I want, what kind of future I want.
Sometimes it gets a little frustrating.
I don't have money to travel right now.
I can't really move into a career I want until I finish my masters.
Some things in life are beyond my control.
Then, I start to think of all the amazing things I've done in my life.
All the trips I've taken.
My 4 incredible years at college.
Relationships that have come and gone, but impacted me for a lifetime.
It's so easy to get bogged down in life.
Responsibilities come with being an adult, but that doesn't mean you can't live your life how you want to live it!
When I reach the end of my life and hopefully get to look back on my adventures and choices and mistakes, I truly hope I won't have regrets and say, "What if..."
Life doesn't always go the way you planned.
I've realized there is beauty in the unexpected.
There is something to be gained from the things that seem like epic failures at the time.
Every *mistake* can be the beginning of something more beautiful, a life more meaningful.
How can we truly know grace if we never screw up?
How can we really know love if we never let ourselves be vulnerable?
...even when the possibility of getting hurt {again} is staring us in the face...
This song is from one of my favorite albums ever.
I listened to it tonight and the lyrics really resonated with me in a way they hadn't before.

There is so much in this life I want to do, want to see, want to be.
I have decided to not let money or lack of education or anything else stop me.
I am the only person who can live my life.
I may not live it perfectly to everyone else's standards.
I may get hurt along the way.
But at the end of the day, at the end of my life, I want to say, "I lived!"

1 comment:

  1. this post reminded me of a blog post by shauna niequist (loove her)

    hope your doing well!!