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What Happens in the Meantime?

Alright friends, summer is happening, whether you just graduated, are spending the day imagining tropical sunsets in front of your computer or are on the verge of becoming a parent, SUMMER IS HAPPENING, LIFE IS HAPPENING. What does that tell us? Well, it tells us to JUST LIVE, because there isn’t a time where it will ever become super convenient. Convenience is a very deluding idea that we learn at a very early age, one where we wait and wait and wait…..AND WAIT, until its almost convenient to do what we wanted all along and then Pouf, the convenient moment ends. Where does that leave us? Well, in a state of constant longing followed by varying levels of disappointment, with bursts of momentary fulfillment.

This is not against the idea of planning, that’s perfectly fine, its actually quite clever to plan a lot of things, including vacations, big purchases, hair cuts and having kids…So let’s all agree that living is not restricted to only plan-able situations. We are living when we are miserable and when we are in a regular mood in a regular place with regular acquaintances. The idea is to understand how crucial it is to put value on our time and our relationships regardless the contexts that surround them.

You could be in the most beautiful place in the world and still feel an internal disgust. You could be with the funniest group of people who are agreeable in every sense of the word and still not have the ability to crack a smile because of the solemness you feel. You could have the most glamorous life, the most Instagrammable face, body and partner but still want something deeper, SOMETHING ELSE.

Context is important but it isn’t everything. So tread the life you live carefully and don’t wonder about others, because to each his/her own and to each is a recipe for wonder. So plant you feet deep inside the life you have and tell yourself one thing, that you will live despite it all, in spite it all and loving it all.

“I have tried to live my life such that in the hour of my death I would feel joy rather than fear”.

Witold Pilecki, cited in Mark Manson’s Everything is Fucked.

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