Lately, I’ve been discovering so much about myself. It was decided that I would start ‘living’ life after reaching a milestone age. I have always grown up under immense stress and pressure between school and sometimes leaving early and arriving late to three different sporting events in one day. Plus, these days, no one has a perfect family lifestyle anymore.
I started to realize that my life for the past some decades, added with what I am involved with now, is nothing but stress, even if I enjoy what I am doing; stress comes with everything anymore. I knew that I had to step away from what was bringing me down, even if, at the same time, made me happy. We only live once, so it’s time to stop taking advantage of the time given.
How can this be accomplished? Easily! First, I leave behind what brings me the most stress (permanently or temporarily for a while). Secondly, do what I do best of all–making the best out of every situation, including work! No one actually likes to work all the time, so why not dance around, joke around, and laugh at horrible situations? Fall on your face? Why not laugh at it? Get screwed over somehow? Don’t fuss over it, you know it sucks, so just laugh and feel better. That definitely sounds stupid to laugh at one’s own expense, but it works. Lastly, deciding what else will change your life for the better.
I am still young and still discovering myself, so again, as stupid as it may seem, I told myself that I am going to live and make mistakes. That’s right, I am going to screw up on so many levels. You know what though, that’s okay; making mistakes is how we learn. Mistakes teach us what we like, who we are, what works, and what doesn’t work; they make us who we are and what we know. I take life too seriously sometimes, and work too hard. I also over-think absolutely everything I do. It’s time for me to let loose, live life, and make many mistakes.
By creating a new outlook on life and making big changes, in just one month I have never been happier. Instead of working around the clock and spending down time at the fire station working more, or at the ambulance volunteering endlessly, or the worst, clamming up in my bedroom, I am out having a life. I am accustomed to being overly consumed with work and volunteering, that I kept myself distant from people and found myself making excuses to keep to myself, but those days are now over.
Finding joy in everything can easily turn a life around. Most people love the sun and warmth, and despise the rain. For me, I feel alive in the sun, and feel at peace during storms. I love the rolling thunder, the lightning brightening up the darkened skies, and the pounding rain on my roof/windows with the wind stirring the trees around. It’s easy to embrace the sun, but why not just become careless and run out in the rain? Yes, you’ll have to deal with yourself being wet and soggy, but worry about that later; live for the moment now! Roll down the car windows, blast your favorite music, and sing terribly cruising on a road that you know no end to. Take chances on people. Don’t worry about someone breaking your heart or messing with your mind. If it happens, you move on, and should never dwell on the past. There are a lot of people out there, don’t be stuck on one or a few. People come and go, but life is just one time through. Want icecream? Eat it! Heck, go crazy and run around the house naked, but just don’t do it outside, the public and law frowns upon it…just live life and go crazy! Take it on by storm in full force and don’t hold back!