I don’t know about you guys, but I have the hardest time enjoying the moment that I am in.
Sometimes my mind dips and dives into the past, probably remembering things as better than they actually were. (I seem to forget some miserable times last year when I was adjusting to a new school and a new place, but now that I look back it all seems so wonderful.) More often, however, I’m always thinking to some grand future I am going to have. I always imagine that I will have everything in place, and it will all be perfect, and I’m never really content being where I am because there’s this perfect future ahead of me that I just haven’t…quite… reached.
It’s a little bit ungrateful, really.
Because if I look at my life right now, I’m near one of the most amazing cities in the world, I’m reading books and learning (my favorite things), I’m writing (okay, my favorite thing), and drinking an enormous amount of caffeinated beverages amongst the changing New England leaves. That doesn’t sound bad at all, does it?
And it was my idea of my “grand future” only a few months ago.
Do you live in the present? How do you do it?
Oh, and I was interviewed by the wonderful Bekah Hamrick on her blog. Please check it out!
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