Thursday, March 6, 2014

Run Red Lights

If there is one thing that I've learned in the last year, its that life is brutally simple.
However we all have the tendancy to complicate our lives.
We worry too much about the opinion of others
We waste to much time on the mundane things.
And we allow ourselves to forget that our lives are more than a compliation of receipts and red lights.
If I were to sit down and recall the moments that gave me the most joy in the last 365 days, you wouldn't hear about a single work day, I wouldn't smile over the times I spent running errands and I most definately wouldn't give thought to the hours spent on social media.
The strange thing is, we all already know this. We are told time and time again, let the little things go, and live in the moment because life is too short. But if you are anywhere as stubborn and hard headed as I am, you need a constant reminder of whats most important.
I may not have everything figured out, and heaven knows I am their biggest work in progress but life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. So take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Stop waiting and start doing. Be your weird quirky self and be okay with it. Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don’t be intimidated to say it like it is. And dont be afraid to let yourself be vulnerable. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Stop living by societies rules and
run the red lights.
 Finally, make your life brutally simple.
Love and be loved, allow yourself to find the beauty in each day, and let the rest fall in to place. Because it does. Life has a magical way of putting together all the crazy pieces when you stop worrying about the details....


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