Life is short. We blink and we’re adults wondering where our youth went. We get married with all the joy for our lives ahead of us and we blink and it’s been five years. We have our first baby and we blink and they’re starting kindergarten (or learning how to drive!).
Life is entirely too short to keep putting your goals, your wants, your desires on hold. We blink and it’s passed us right on by.
And when you get to the end, lying on your death bed, what will you be most proud of? What will you have accomplished?
Go after your goals. Crush them. Spend time with family and friends. Love them; love them well. And enjoy all the moments. Because I promise, they go by way too fast.
Life is just that… moments. And often times, we get so caught up in where we’ve been and where we’re going that we forget to enjoy exactly where we are.
I try really hard to be present in the moments I’m in. I try not to look at the “next” thing or look back at where I’ve been or where I was. Because I know I’ve been guilty of doing that and missing something in the present moment.
And I’ve especially tried to do it since having Gabriel. I know he won’t always be little and hearing the constant “mommy, mommy, mommy” and wanting to snuggle in my arms won’t last forever. It’s hard in the moment when I’m tired or I’m trying to get something done. But I know he doesn’t understand any of that and in the end, whatever I’m doing will wait. And sometimes just sitting with him in my arms is exactly what I need to be doing.
So yes, I’m working on my goals. But I’m also spending time with friends and family and making sure I’m present in the moments. And I’m enjoying those moments, even when they’re hard. Even when they aren’t the ones I necessarily want to be in.
It’s a daily work in progress. But I challenge you to do the same. Be fully present in the moment you’re in. Put down your phone. Stop wishing away the past or wishing the future was here now. Because it will all pass by before you know it and you’ll wonder where the time ever went.
Crush your goals. Love your friends and family. And enjoy the moments. All the moments.
Allow yourself to go after what you want. Allow yourself to feel it all, even when it’s unpleasant. Allow yourself to be fully in the moment.
It’s all worth it. I promise.
Have a beautiful week! And enjoy this moment you’re in right now!