I saw this photo on Postsecret.com today, and it really moved me. I try to live my life in such a way that I won’t have regrets at the end of the day, and it’s not always easy. Sometimes it means doing things like going to college away from home in a bigger town than I was used to, even though I have anxiety. Other times it means taking a leap of faith, like trusting in a relationship even though it’s scary. So do it – take that vacation you’ve always wanted to but somehow never found the time for. Write that novel that’s been kicking around in your head all these years but you’ve been too afraid to fail. Take a risk. Tell that person you love them, and go to sleep tonight knowing how it is instead of wondering how it might have been. What are you waiting for?
Questions to ponder at 1:15am on a work night:
Why am I unable to write anything decent before 10pm on weekdays? Also after 10pm and on weekends? Why does Brandon not being here make me so much more freaked out about our apartment? How am I going to get through the next three months without sleeping? Why don’t I knit everything on size 10 needles and have every project come together as quickly as this hobby horse is? I should do more latch hooking. (not a question, but true.) Why do I have to be up in less than five hours? Why is money a thing? How can Paul Ryan be so attractive, yet so scary? Does anyone in the Burlington, Vermont area want to watch my two ferrets for the next three weeks? Why doesn’t November directly follow August? What should I get my Masters degree in? Can I get a part-time job that pays $15-$20/hour? How can I find a career I love? What is it about chocolate and peanut butter that is so frakking good? How can the U.S. land a rover on Mars in just a few years, but they can’t get high speed trains back home? How do I fall asleep right now when I’m so wired? Why can’t I think of better questions? How does Neil Degrasse Tyson know so many things?
If anyone knows any of the answers to these questions, please let me know in comments!