Lately, maybe it's the dark clouds and the rain, but I've just been feeling older. Not like arthritis in you bones old, but like could take over the world with this savvy head on your shoulders- old. Old like mature, young at heart and old in mind. That is how I am rowing these days.
It may be the power of both my partner and I, being in the best position of our lives so far, collaborating together with our feel good energy, positive directions and impressive motivation. A pivotal moment in our relationship opening our eyes to what is important to us... driving us. Or perhaps it is just our time to shine.
Life has it's hills and valleys, and the more you can recognize that and grasp it as life the happier we will become. One of my favorite things to say is, "well that's life." Like I've been living it for a long time. If you say it matter of factly, people will agree. Sometimes we forget that life isn't a fantasy place. It isn't a perpetual amount of happiness, bouncing from fun time to great place and back. There will always be tasks you have to do but don't want to. Money you have to make but never get to see it. People you have to be civil to even if your heart says no. Things that you WANT but can't HAVE. That's life.
I think that once we realize that life in general is this way, we can make room for more interesting ideas and concepts. Making room for your personal life. What do you want your living space to be like? How is your relationship with the love of your life growing? What makes you truly happy? How can I take care of myself in a way I am comfortable with?
This year is the first since college where I actually feel like I know what I am doing. I have a feeling it is just going to get better from here on.... I can actually see the next ten years in front of me. The path is laid out for us. I have my grounded sense of reality to thank for that. I know how to get what I desire. My desires and dreams drive and inspire me. My partner is driven in the same way. We're a dynamic duo. It may have taken us a little longer than most, but nonetheless we got there. And that's life. Everyone takes their own road to end up at the same place.
Find your path! Get your best head on your shoulders and map out your future. Because before we know it, our future is upon us. Make sure it looks like how you imagined it when you were young. If it doesn't, change paths. Find a way to get there.