Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So it's been a minute...

Hey folks, it's been a while I know, but I feel something needs to be said.

Too often in life we make simple things complicated. We make our jobs/school seem more important than our lives, we chase after some kind of gold for so long that it blinds us to the path we took to get it, and we just all around train ourselves to keep pushing forward toward some arbitrary goal without looking back. I think it's time to go back to basics.

For a while I was caught up in the fast life: stay up till 5 am, sleep till 2pm, find the newest artist out and listen to them before anyone else so I'd have bragging rights, rinse and repeat. Ultimately though I have nothing to show for all this besides a trendy v neck sweater and some skinny jeans lol. So now I'm starting to go back and listen to some of the people I loved from months/years ago. In a sense I'm rediscovering Deathcab For Cutie, N*E*R*D* (Their first two albums), Donnell Jones even! Who else remembers a time when R&B actually lived up to its namesake...rhythm and blues? But that's a rant for another day.

My point is that I'm learning how to appreciate life moment to moment. As you sit there on your computer just think about that for a little while...the moment you are experiencing right now won't be here ever again a second from now...not even a millisecond from now. As soon as an increment of time passes that moment is never able to be regained so with that thought in mind live life with a new scope. I strongly encourage you to appreciate every moment that passes you in a lifetime because it will never come again. The future will come on its own, no need to anticipate it; the past has already happened, no need to dwell on it; the now however, is happening all around you currently, don't become disconnected from it for you lose out on so much of life that way.

If you take this lesson from anyone, take it from me. I was once obsessed with the jet-set lifestyle and I was so consumed with the future I couldn't enjoy my life because I was constantly comparing it to an idea of how things would be in the future and let's face it...the future may or may not happen no matter how much we try and make it happen. Life isn't subject to our agenda all the time.