What does it mean to live?
When you wake up in the morning, where is the first place your mind wanders? Is it to the fresh sunshine that has begun to peek through your window pane? Or the thought of taking the first sip of coffee on this morning? Do your friends and family cross your mind and remind you of the endless love that they will provide? Or, are you stuck considering the mundane tasks and responsibilities that will call your name throughout the day?
Too many times, we let life get in the way of living. We forget about the truly important pieces of our life in order to accommodate the things that lack value. What are you doing for yourself? When will you finally give enough to you?
You deserve to start living.
Stop waiting for the perfect moment to let it all go and move forward. Every moment is the potential for you to make the changes you desire. You have been waiting far too long to find what it means to live.
No one is going to fight for the things you deserve. In fact, they can’t fight for you. They can love and support you, but you have to be willing to take the reins. You must show them (and yourself) what you are capable of.
Your friends and family see the great potential within you. They understand why you must choose work, school, or other obligations. They see the great work you are putting in. However, you know that something is missing. No matter how much effort you put in, these achievements cannot replace your desire for more. To see the world in all of its glory. To maintain a genuine connection with the people in your life. There is so much more that is needed to fuel your fire.
When will you finally show what you are capable of? When will you live?
Take the vacation you have been dying to go on. Try the new restaurant that opened a few weeks ago. Call or Skype the friend you haven’t chatted with in months. Prioritize the people who matter, including yourself.
When will you finally find the courage to truly live? My friend, I hope it is today.