It’s Friday night and I’m using my laptop, wearing a shirt and nothing else.
My friends are off living exciting lives, going to parties and family gatherings and making plans.
And I’m watching them get dressed and make arrangements and I’m thinking “I could do this. I’m young. I could have fun. I could go out there and make memories.”
I’m the type of person that always gives out advice like “Go for it!” and “Live while you’re young!” and “Remember, don’t wonder.”
That’s great and all, and I do like to follow my own advice. I’m all for new opportunities and what not. Large gatherings aren’t really my forte but I do give them a whirl once in a while.
The thing is, I’m a fun person. I can make memories and plans some other day. I’ll get dressed and be excited and go places and discover new things.
But right now, I’m going to binge watch Family Guy, hopefully get some studying done and, at some point later this night, gorge on milk and cookies.
Sure it’s not exciting. But it feels pretty great.
Not everyday is going to be the best day of your life. You can be as adventurous as the best of them but, at some point, you’ll need to calm down and reflect.
I tend to reflect more than I adventure but I’m okay with that. In the future, I will go out more.
It’s okay to not live your life to the fullest right now so long as you’re living it best as you can.
You can want to travel and see the world and go sky diving and bungee jumping and mountain climbing and deep sea diving and still go ahead and get an education and make long term goals.
You need to make the time right, not wait for the right time.
It may sound contradicting because I may as well make tonight the right time but I’m also a student in the university and I do have to sort out my priorities.
I saw a quote that went “You can retake a test but you can’t retake a party”. That’s true. However, I would rather pass all the tests the first time around and party when I’m done. There will always be another party and another outing and more Snapchats and pictures on Instagram but there is a certain limit to how many times you can fail a course.
As much as I want to live my life, I also want to have a life to live.
So tonight I was feeling like “Could I be doing more with my life?”
Yes. I could. But I’m good.
What are you doing right now? Would you rather have all the excitement in the world or be content? Let me know in the comments.
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