16 September 2008

Life's Like an Hourglass Glued to the Table.

SO, this may seem totally random, but I promise I'm going somewhere with this post. Lately I've been so stressed/ caught up in school and school and, well, school (along with a few other things), that I think, somewhere along the line, I forgot how nice it is to just sit back and relax.

On the ride back home from Brunswick this weekend I was rocking out to the fabulous Kate V (It's Only Life, of course), and I felt like this lightbulb went off in my head.

Now I know that they totally make cheesy movies, like the Bucket List which I have never seen, about these moments of inspiration... And I know that I'll go somewhere and have this amazing experience and then say, "I can totally cross that off my list of things to do before I die..."

BUT, the problem is, I didn't actually have one of those lists. (Same goes for traveling, as much as I love it, why do I not have a list of places to see before I die???)

So, to get to the point, I've decided it's time I really start living. There are so many things I want to do with my life and so many places I want to see and experience. And the only thing holding me back is myself. My fear of not pleasing of everyone, and most of all, my fear of the unknown. It's time to let go and, well, LIVE! I don't want to spend my whole life wondering about what might have been, and I know how cliche' that sounds, but it's the truth.

I think we all get caught up in the stress of everyday life, and the joy of living gets lost in that. I don't think God created us to live a mundane existence. I think He wanted us to see and experience this beautiful and awe-inspiring world that He created for us. Even if it is something as simple as watching the sunrise, or sending a card to your best friend because you want to share in someone elses' happiness.

I'm not sure if any of this makes sense, but I felt like I had to get it out there. I officially name today, Spetember 16, my day to live. And no matter who you are or where you're from, I dare you to do the same. Whether it be something crazy or something small. Take the time to enjoy life and God's beautiful creation. And don't just do it today-- do it everyday.

I making this my vow to stop stressing so much and start living, because as the great J.M. Barrie wrote: "To live will be an awfully big adventure!"

In honor of today, I have decided to start making that list, and it is my goal to post five new "things to do before I die" every time I post on here, so wish me luck!

1. Meet McFly.
2. Move to Europe, at least for a little while.
3. Fall in love.
4. Go on a mission trip to Africa.
5. Finally finish reading the entire Sherlock Holmes Collection.

*And no matter how silly or trivial these things may seem, I vow to attempt to accomplish them, and if I do, I will post it on here.

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Blogger Tori Marie said...

this is so beautifulthis is small but i had a minor freakout today about an assignment and it made me all anxiety ridden, so much so i almost skipped my 9:30 class, but i faced my anxiety and went, and it turned out ok, now if i could just stop being so dang sleepy haha.and i love listslists are greatlittle known fact: Ellen Degneres has a life list and she encouraged her viewers to make one, and i did, i wrote it in my real journal hah. but im gonna do it on here too like you. i love you friend.you inspire melets do some life things together.and can we add Disney world over christmas break to that list!im dying for a picture with woody and buzz!!!

p.s. who has gotten you all sappy?

September 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger MC said...

well, see, that's what I mean. We get all stressed out about the little things and forget to just enjoy life. And I didn't know the thing about Ellen, very cool. haha I need to post this in my regular journal roo....

AND, yes for a trip to Disney over Christmas break, that would be so fabulous! I need to get my picture taken with Peter Pan. haha

P.S.- I've been listening to too many sappy love songs, aka: The End by McFly. Those guys sure know how to get to me!

September 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

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