Live in the Moment
A moment can change your life forever. One second you're laughing and having a good time, you have a plan in your head for what is going to happen next. However, what happens in the following moment disrupts your plan. I was recently in a car accident, it was completely minor, just a mere fender bender, thank God. The event had me thinking about life's fragility, making plans, and miracles.
I have mentioned this countless times on my blog and I want to mention it again. I sometimes have a problem enjoying the present moment. My mind wonders to what assignments I need to get done, organizing my day, and either the past or future.
One of my New Year's resolutions was to live in the moment. I have tried to fulfill that resolution each day of 2015. Some days I successfully achieve that, while others I struggle. Usually it is the days that I'm completely stressed and overwhelmed where I start thinking ahead. I think to how in a few weeks this semester will be over, how in less than 6 months I will be graduating college, and how I don't know what exactly I will be doing once I receive my diploma.
Yes, there is beauty in the unknown. It's adventurous and wide open to whatever I want to accomplish. The opportunities are limitless and it is time for me to take over my life and pen what will happen next.
This accident really got me thinking to how I should stop focusing on what will happen in the future and enjoy each fleeting moment. Take deep breaths, submerge myself in what is happening around me now, and truly live in the moment each second of every day. I need to realize that when the time is right, everything will be answered.
For now, I am excited that I don't have a plan for what is next. It is the first time in over 16 years that I don't know what I will be doing at this time next year. Once I fully accept the unknown, I can live in the moment without a worry to what comes next.
I think the important lesson here is to not spend your life making plans for what is next, simply sit back and enjoy the ride that is life.