Earlier this week, I ran into an old friend from high school and it reminded me of this post. We haven’t seen each other since senior year of high school (or maybe a year or two after that, but my memory fails me right now), which was ten (or eight or nine) years ago. After hugs and “hellos”, I asked her the typical, “How have you been?! How is everything?!” questions to which she replied:
“I’m... *sigh*… I’m… not happy. I’ve been working at my job for seven years and I’m… not happy. I want a change. I want to do something different.”
Number one: I’ve said this so many times before and I mean it – timing really iseverything. And I’m glad that we bumped into each other at the right time, in the right space because she obviously needed someone to vent to. I was happy that she was able to find refuge in our meaningful conversation. Even if it was for only 30 minutes. I knew that I needed to offer her words of encouragement. So I did.
Number two: There’s no time better than right NOW to start working towards figuring out your goals and taking the steps to accomplishing them. This is exactly what I told my long lost friend. Well, part of what I told her anyway. (“The good thing is that you’ve figured out what’s making you unhappy. That's half the battle. So now you can set your goals and work towards finding your ‘happy’.”)
As I was listening to my long lost friend and conversing with her, I couldn’t believe that ten years had gone by (or eight or nine). So much has happened in my life since then. I’ve been through so much, grown so much, learned so much. I’ve failed at some things too. But I’ve bounced back from them.
The thing is, time is going to pass anyway. Before we know it, it’s going to be two years from now, five years from now, ten years from now. So... we might as well use this time right NOW to figure out what we want in life.
A few days ago I posted this on the Mommy Delicious Facebookpage: Do what you LOVE! Period. There is a big difference between making a living and making a LIFE.
Which are you making right NOW?