Lately it seems like my 20s are slipping away. My life has gotten stuck in a never ending hamster wheel of habitual living. I wake up at 6:15 every M-F Work from 8-5 (sometimes later) and fill my evenings with a lousy workout attempt, and junk TV until my self-designated adulthood bedtime of 10:30…
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my life, I do. But I can’t help but to think that in 40 years… I`m going to be looking back on my mid 20s and realize that most of these years has been THE SAME OLD SHIT. I’ve let my mind get so clouded by deadlines, bills, and routines, that I’ve forgotten what really matters in life.
Work is great, it gets us where we need to be in life. Bills… well those are important and thinking about them is necessary.. for must people… but we can’t let the necessities in life distract us from… well… life. We work so hard and become so consumed in our professional living that we stop putting work into actually LIVING. Living a life that is focused around being happy.
When I`m hungover every New Year’s Day… mostly regretting something like falling off of a barstool multiple times… I tend to want to reevaluate things.. I think about all the things I want to grow about myself in the next year. It always boils down to “I want to be the best me I can be”… but I let adulting become my excuse for really… not doing ANYTHING. Not putting work into myself, not putting work into the relationships that matter to me, and not doing anything that one considers LIVING.
I challenge everyone today to MENTALLY throw their work files, bills, and responsibilities into the shredder and do something for YOU.