Instead of Waiting, Take Notice.

27 Nov

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Waiting can be one of the hardest parts of life. Whether we’re waiting to go somewhere, feel something, find something, or if we have no idea what we’re waiting for, it can make us crazy. It’s human nature to be a little impatient, but there are those who are incredibly impatient. Those are the people who would benefit from slowing down, slowing down to realize what’s right in front of them.

So, take notice of what’s around you. Drink it in. Take a big gulp. Savor every drop. Because the life that you’re waiting on to start, it’s already started. You’re in it right now. And maybe right now it’s not going the way you want it to go. But that’s okay. You’re in control. You can change it (to a certain extent). You don’t have to wait for a big event to occur in order to realize that the life you have now isn’t one that you want.

What I’ve noticed today: the wonderful weather, appreciating the fact that I live in Asheville, my amazing family, not having too much traffic on my drive back to school, the smile I got from the nice lady at the pharmacy, the fact that 3 weeks from now I’ll be leaving for Key West, and the fact that there are only 16 days left until Christmas Break.

Tomorrow’s a new day, but there will never be a day that’s identical to this one. So live it. Take notice of everything you possibly can.

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