Change is inevitable and so are experiences. I’ve always believed that it is all about the journey, the search for a destination and the only destination that exists is where life ends. Every day of our lives marks the beginning of a new story or just successive addition to the old one. I am 17 and I am planning for my ‘someday’ but slowly without me even realising that someday would be today and then that someday would be yesterday and this is life. Weren’t things so different some time back? For some of us it may range from a few weeks to a few years, the day you realise, ‘that is when it all changed!’ is the day you realise the transient nature of time. The only thing that is permanent is you. Life often goes off course, in this desperate moment you must make a decision. It may even lift you up to embrace a new path. When young, we feel we are invincible like nothing can hurt us and we can push it all, we all have plans. BIG PLANS. ‘But It’s not until the end of your life that you realize how the plans you made where simply plans. Because at the end when you’re looking back instead of forward you want to believe you made the most of what life gave you. You want to believe you’re leaving something good behind. You want it all to have mattered.’ Are you afraid? Afraid of having this time being washed away and never having it back, afraid of losing the person who you are or scared of who you might become? Well I am. But I’ve come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I’m a failure. Things from now won’t always be uphill, you’d be frozen before you actually know that time has passed, things will happen for the very first time for some. But what you do matters, the choices you make, the decisions you take, the moments when you have the time of your life or worse experiences, they all matter. If life comes at you with rushing darkness, are you going to face it with someone or will your struggle be of your own?
The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. If you just look at the year gone by, we’ve all had our share of ups and downs, we have all had our patience and courage tested, so if you’re reading this you’d might want to give yourself a pat on the back for surviving it all. It is not easy, it wouldn’t have been. Because in your life, you’re the hero. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours. Someday you will have to leave the refuge of dependence and establish yourself. When is your someday?
Don’t worry about change, embrace it.