Are You Truly Living?

I have wasted years and years and years worrying, plotting, and just randomly pushing my way through life. I think at some point, I thought that if I worried hard enough, then things would have to go right.

Oh how wrong I was!

I have wasted so much time hoping, wishing, praying things would be different. And though I am quick to change and improve my situation, the very idea that I wasted even an ounce of precious time on things that really meant nothing to me or did me zero good, is a little disappointing.

My ex-manager that was fired back in February was found dead in a hotel room in Atlanta last week at the age of 52.

That’s not very old.

I don’t know the details surrounding his death, but one thing kept coming up in my thoughts was, “He definitely didn’t see this coming.”

I know for a fact that he tried so very hard to “be somebody.” He wanted to be noticed and I think he spent so much time and heart ache trying to get that validation. It never came. It actually was a repellent for most people.

What a shame.

I don’t want that for my life. I want to live as authentically, as healthy, as full of life as I possibly can! What about you? Are you taking advantage of the time you have left?

I hope this year, if nothing else, has taught us to take a minute and reevaluate what is important to us.

Published by nicolesdestinationunknown

Tourism Director * Freelance Writer * Southern * Catholic * Crazy Cat Lady * Wonder Women * Coffee Addict * Traveler * Voracious Reader * Cultural Junkie * *GSD Mom*

2 thoughts on “Are You Truly Living?

  1. I’ve always felt that the time spent worrying is time taken away from the present. And the worrying contributes nothing, absolutely nothing to the outcome of what you are worrying over. I’m more the “visualize your best outcome” kinda girl. I believe in the law of attraction. You worry, you get worrisome results. Kinda like “thoughts become things.”


  2. It’s true, we spend a lot of time worrying about things that in the long run, don’t really matter. It’s taken me a long time and now I’m happy with myself and what I want to do. What a shame we get this light bulb moment so much later in life. Really enjoying your blog x


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