I’ve been known to “wish things away” in my day.
“I wish this week would be over with already.”
“I wish I didn’t have to go into that meeting.”
“I wish I could jump 17 feet into the future and just know how everything will work out.”
And there are plenty more where these came from…sadly.
As of late, however, I’ve really come to terms with how impatient and discontent I used to be, and now how appreciative and in-the-moment I am choosing to be. I no longer want to get things over with in order to move onto the next thing. And I try very hard (it is the most difficult thing ever!) not to compare my path, pace and overall life with anyone else.
This is MY journey.
It’s truly fascinating to think back on some of those defining moments/choices in my lifetime that have forever shaped me. Things as simple as choosing one internship over another, putting myself out there in social settings, or even picking the right dog to adopt….all of these moments had the power to direct me down certain paths, and I am oh so grateful for every single one of them.
As you may know, last October I took the leap into a full time freelance career. It was absolutely terrifying, but it has allowed for some of the most amazing experiences in my life thus far. Just this past Tuesday, Harvey and I had the opportunity to visit some good friends in San Diego. While working on the beach (yeah, I was suckered into buying a mobile internet device and now I can work on the beach….best up-sell of my life!), I stopped for a moment, looked out at my pup chasing the tide and thought, “I wish this moment would never end.” I was consumed with joy, peace and an overwhelming love of the life I was blessed to live. One of the best wishes I’ve ever made.
So in the end, it’s really all about living and loving the life you’ve got. Don’t wish it away. Don’t wish for another. It’s not all ice cream sundaes and butterflies, but there are only so many moments we are given, so grab them, run with them, and cherish them all.
I hope it’s a thought full weekend for y’all!