THE period in life of TRUE freedom.
If you had asked me when I went off to university, I would probably have described my subsequent years as FREEDOM. The time to do what I want, whenever I wanted had finally come.
As a child, I looked up to “big people” as being free. They seemed to have all the answers. It wasn’t until my time of BIGNESS that I realized that childhood might have been the better deal.
I have come to realize that adults are even more confused than children. The state of mind that was once free has suddenly become occupied with things that were once immaterial. Adults are faced with countless decisions, that could make or break them: What college to attend, why that college, what course to study, which professors to take, what girl to date, which job to take, which woman or man to marry, what passion to choose, passion over money or money over passion? and on and on and on…
…unfortunately, no one is completely capable of warning a child about the captivity of responsibility or provide a precise map on how to handle life and it’s curveballs.
Recently, I found myself reflecting on my life and the past 10 years. “What have I REALLY done?”, “What have I accomplished?”. I really needed to pin-point some errors that I felt I had made and why I had made those errors, if any….
It was May 14th, 2015 and there I was mapping out my entire existence searching for answers.
…when I finally came to a realization that truly, we each have our respective paths and to compare one path to another is the beginning of a diminishing life. Do we have regrets? Maybe? Should we have regrets? Maybe not.
Maybe we need to begin to embrace our faults, learn from them and move on. Maybe we just need to come to a realization that life is built to throw curveballs at us and place obstacles in our ways. Maybe we need to understand that behind closed doors, each person nurses their own wounds. *No one posts their worst days and wounds on social media*. Maybe we need to fully understand that truly no one is perfect and maybe we really need to let go and do the best we can each day and EVERY day.
After coming to this realization, I decided to spend some time with a few of my friends, discussing life in general. I’ve asked them to share their stories and lessons on life. HIT Play, reflect and feel free to share some of yours in the comments section below.
Being an adult, may be tough on some days but remember the happier days and embrace the journey. It’s a journey, not a sprint!