“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”
I’m sure many of you have heard of this quote by C.S. Lewis.
We wake up, go to school, or work, get our chores done, cook, clean, surf the web for hours, discover new places to visit – restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, parks, and not to forget, the perfect place to go to when we just want to escape and/or get away from our busy/hectic/emotional/ day to day activities – and so on…
We meet new people, ones that pass by, others that leave a stain; mental and/or sentimental, we leave people behind, we reconnect with people from the past and so on…
We put on weight, lose weight, cut our hair, get a new tattoo, remove an old tattoo, get fit, buy new clothes, get rid of old clothes, buy new furniture and props for our nests, discover a new band, obsess over a song and listen to it 173 times in 3 days, become vegetarians, or, vegans, eat meat and protein as it’s better for you than carbs and so on…
Some make big changes in their lives, take risks, do something new everyday, take the road to the unexpected, and others, just exist.
As each and everyone of you reading this, we, yes, we, whoever you are, wherever you are, you and I live in a society, full of people and “expectations”… Catch is, a lot of the time, they are expectations people have of you, and not your own expectations.
We follow the norm… And yes, it’s ok, and I would consider myself to follow the “norm” (to a certain point), whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean, but sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day lives that we forget who WE are, what WE want, where WE want to go, who WE want to go with, how WE want to go, and mostly, what WE should (as individuals) do to get to where, who and what WE want to be.
I turned 27 this year, and I’ve always believed that this age means something – maybe it has something to do with the 27 club, which I don’t root or applaud – but, it definitely (to me) has a special vibe to it… More than anything, I think it’s the year of self discovery and change.
Being comfortable is something we see all around us, a lot of people are comfortable, ok with what they’re doing, ok where they’re going and who they’re with, but I think more and more people everyday decide not to be just ‘another’ comfortable soul living on this planet.
So what does one do? Take a leap of faith, follow ones dream, however ridiculous it might sound to many, say “fuck it”, get on a plane and travel the world, or, sell their belongings to go live by the beach, open up a business, and not as extreme but also very valid, knock on that guys door that made you feel special and say thank you, thank you for making me who I am today, accept who you are or even open up a blog and believe that you can help or give hope to at least one (hopefully many) people out there….
So, here I am, baring my all… Sharing a part of me that I’ve wanted to share with you all for a while but never had the courage to.
Never give up on yourself, follow YOUR dreams, go for it, mess up, learn, cry, laugh and please, LIVE!
“You are never too old to set a new goal, or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis