How has your life changed in a year? Our paths often diverge, ebb, and flow in the most unexpected of ways…
If you were to ask me what I would be doing in 10 years, I would reply with an answer that would essentially be a summary of my most recent long term goals. The thing about that though, is my life goals tend to change (I blame it on my optimism). I’m greatly influenced by my surroundings, and certain encounters can steer my vision for the future in a completely different direction than it was, say, two days ago. Sometimes I feel as though I should be more set in my ways, but my strong belief in everything always working out puts that to rest.
In a blink, life happens. Stop and just think for a second. Where are you? Who are you with? What are you doing? If you were to time hop back five years, is this what you pictured your life looking like? Somehow you landed yourself here, right to this very moment. Was everything according to plan?
The same questions made their way into my thoughts as I was driving to work the other day. 65 mph down the same road for 15 minutes, this is my mind’s time to think. It came out of nowhere, too, the way a voice interferes with a daydream. A display of my current life came into focus and I was front row center taking notes. Although, I could only write three words down on the paper…
Life just happens.
I got to look at my life from different angles, and realized that most of what is currently happening wasn’t necessarily in the plan. and to be honest? I’m completely okay with it.
Sometimes without prediction, you’ll find yourself in a place of complete happiness. Bad times turn good when you least expect it. All of the puzzle pieces will fit, and you’re left with a beautiful picture that you might not remember putting together. Before you even know it, you’re in it… living it. An explanation most of the time isn’t necessary, and you might not ever find one.
In my opinion, that’s the thing about life that makes it so special. It just happens.
It’s important to have moments where you’re able to reflect. Whether it be a car ride, or when you lay your head down at night, a few minutes to check back in with yourself and ask those questions is all it takes to open up the eyes and make them see the good that’s present, or realize it’s time for change.
+Where do you find yourself in moments of deep thought? How do you like to reflect? Please share in the comments below!
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