Always waiting for the next thing

We spend our lives waiting ever since childhood for the next thing; growing up, going to college, getting a good job, getting a car, a home, a relationship that works, marriage etc… The weekend! Wasting the present moment.

Plan we must, but there’s so much more to life than simply planning and waiting. While we do that hike we were so much looking forward to, we are meanwhile already thinking of what next.

I was so eager for this moment to come, to have a job, and a place to call home that I may have missed a lot along the way. Or I simply didn’t appreciate some moments I should have while I had them.

Tomorrow and next weekend will eventually come, no matter how much I want them to. However, now, at fifty-two, every day counts and I’m not that eager to have time pass me by without relishing it.

I do need to plan things I love to do and have had no time for. I want to experience more, live more, but for this to happen, my mind has to slow down so that I don’t miss any of it.

NOW, is the word in this decade that is especially present. No time to waste, no moments to waste and learn to enjoy them to the fullest when they come.

Life passes us by in a blink, why should we rush it by waiting for the next great thing?

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