Life is pretty funny sometimes. Today while I was driving running some errands a thought ran across my mind.
I’m not exactly where I want to be in life.
I live in a first floor apartment, my car is crappy, and I don’t have a job that pays for a lot. I’ve been in a lot of crap relationships, my best friends moved away, and my money management could be better.
I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish that seem almost too far away. I want to get a house, I want to get a better paying job, I want to go back to school. A lot of things just seem really unreachable at times.
A lot of the times I feel like time just isn’t on my side. I’m inpatient. I like to have things happen almost at an instant. I want to achieve my goals with trying to find a short cut so I don’t have to go through a very long ride. Life would be cake walk if that was the case.
I know I’m young. People always say “you’re young. You got time to sort all of this out. Just relax and quit stressing on making things happen. All great things will happen if you just wait for it”.
I guess they’re right, but my biggest fear is always saying that to myself. I don’t want to catch myself in the mirror as an older self not realizing that I never jumped on any opportunity in life.
With all of the things that I haven’t got yet and want to happen people always wonder why I’m always so positive about things.
I guess the best way to explain it is the answer I found while driving around town.
Life is like waiting at a crosswalk. You’re just standing there waiting and wondering when something will change. You never really know how soon it will happen once you get to that point in your life.
Time isn’t on our side. It’s waiting for us on the other side of the road. We can’t control time but we can control the outcome of our lives with it.
And plus waiting at a crosswalk is more fun when you’re with someone. Spending time together with someone to get your mind off the ticking clock.
Of course it’ll feel like forever if you’re waiting alone. Walking across the street. Always anxious, anticipating, and nervous.
But if you find someone who is in the same pickle as you are it wont seem that long. Time flies by when you’re having fun. And sooner or later it’ll change for the better unexpectedly. If you’re with someone to enjoy the ride with it wont seem like its taking forever.
It doesn’t matter that I have a crappy car, living in an apartment, and not making millions. I have someone to share those moments with. Someone who is in the same spot as me. Someone who is waiting at that crosswalk with me at the exact same time.
I have someone who shares big dreams just like I do. Someone who is also inpatient and wanting things to change. It’s frustrating when you have to deal with things by yourself at times. But when you have someone who is also wanting the exact same change in life its easier to cross that line together.
Kind of funny how life works that way.
I know I have many more streets to cross in life before I get to my final destination that I want to be at. It almost seems like it will be a lifetime before I complete one simple task.
But it always helps when you have someone right by your side to make time fly by.