Enjoying the Now

Our entire lives we’re taught to focus on our future. Don’t do this because it’ll mess with your future. Don’t do that either. Stay on the straight and narrow. Work hard and it’ll pay off later. The same thing said to everyone that even thinks about doing something for themself. But why? Why are we so primed to just focus on our futures and told we’re hippies if we’re ‘living in the moment.’

This has been a big topic on my mind lately. I’m in an entry level job not doing exactly what I want but still enjoy the work. So why am I so worried and focused on moving up before I’m necessarily ready or moving into a certain field. Obviously I need to grind and stay relevant and work my ass off to learn what I need to learn and work to get the job I want but why not enjoy where I am. Appreciate it now.

I have an amazing boyfriend, great friends, traveling where I want, and still working in an enjoyable job, what is there to worry about? Why am I still focused on my future life when I’m already feeling as if my twenties are fleeting away.

Maybe this is a me problem or maybe this is the way or society tells us to be. But for now I’m going to focus more on being happy with where I am, to enjoy the journey to where I want to be. I am not just giving up on my dreams and aspirations and bumming out but I’m not going to waste 15 years of my life planning on where I want to be and wanting more only to get there and be old with saggy boobs and going through menopause. That part went a little wild but you get the point. The point is just to enjoy the now. Take that trip you want to take. Get that fucking tattoo. Talk to that boy. And just be happy and content.

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