Friday, February 21, 2014

What Are You Waiting For?

On the drive home today from school, I found myself thinking about how much more exciting my life will be once I'm out of high school and in college, but then I thought, why do I have to wait? Don't get me wrong, I love my life right now and I am so thankful for everything and everyone in it, but I do wish I got out and just lived more. It seems like my life is just engulfed with homework, studying, applying to college (well that part is over, now I'm just waiting for the decisions from these colleges) and scholarships, and just general mundane, everyday-life-stuff. Why do I have to wait until after high school to "start" my life? Am I not living now? I want to have crazy stories for my kids about the adventures I went on, but those adventures don't have to wait until I'm 20-something. 
I think it's in our nature to be afraid of immediately starting something; there are always excuses as to why we have to wait to go out and do something great. Of course, sometimes there are legitimate excuses, but for the most part, I think as people we're afraid to drop everything and just go. It's understandable, since routine is comfortable and change is scary, but I think we would be a lot happier if we actually went out and had some fun. I want to do so many things: travel, see the sights around me that I have never bothered to see, hike, sleep under the stars...the list goes on and on. And really, there isn't a reason as to why I can't start doing those things now. I don't mean that tomorrow I'm going to go out with reckless abandon and go for a thirty mile hike, but I want to start with baby steps maybe, and try to at least "go on an adventure" (If you've read/seen the Hobbit see what I did there...I know, it was cheesy, but it's my favorite part) a couple times a month instead of staying holed up in my house stressing over things that I cannot change. 
I challenge you to do the same! Go out and do something you have always wanted to do, even if it scares you. Go outside and talk a walk, or maybe face a fear. I don't know, just live. Relatively speaking, we don't get too long on this earth, so you should make the best of the time that you do have. You don't want to be 80 years old, wishing you had gone for that hike or jumped in that lake. Try new things and find the good in everyday. Why wait?!
I don't know what has gotten into me, maybe it's spring fever, but I am just rearing to go out in the world and explore all it has to offer. This has been on my mind a lot lately, so I just wanted to share it with you guys (: I really hope it has inspired you!

What is one thing that you have always wanted to do?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great rest of your day! (:


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  2. Really enjoyed this post, it's something I think about a lot too, so it's nice to know I'm not the only one! Hope you manage to have some awesome adventures :)

    1. Thanks! (: Yeah, I just tend to get into a routine that never changes, so it's nice to think about all the things that I can do to go out and have fun!
      Thank you! I hope you do too!

  3. You definitely inspired me! I think about this all the time and I never believe I'll be happy until Summer or until I finish school. I agree with everything you wrote! Really loved this post!

    Joely xxx

    1. I'm glad! (:
      Yeah, I tend to get that way too! Or I postpone fun things until the summer since I won't have school and all that.

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  7. Oh, what a wise post! Bravo girl!
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  8. This is so true! :)) Such a great post and a great thinking! Hope you have some great adventures!! :D


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