Wake Up Call

I don’t even know what to call this post, so I’m writing it first and naming it second. I’ve been so caught up recently in everything going on. Between work, school, and just the routine of every day, I almost feel like I am looking in on what is going on around me rather than living the moment for all it’s worth. I’m not sure when it started, but I feel like I’ve been rushing everything.

I’ve had very busy work weeks and weekends recently which is why I forced myself to take a step back from social media this past weekend. I’m starting to realize when each day of work starts, or each event comes around, I am already wishing it was the moment after. It’s not that I don’t want to be there or doing whatever it is I am doing, I’m just already thinking of the next thing. Instead of being in that moment, I’m wishing for the next. 

I’m not sure why I felt the need to gut this out, but I think I will use it as my wake up call. If I’ve learned anything in the last year, it is that life is too short to be caught up in the future. Never has anyone one ever promised the next moment, the only one I have is right now.

I guess this post is my way of checking myself. I think we could all use a little rattle if we ever feel too comfortable in our current state of being. Take it form me, friends, pay attention to the present. Consider this your wake up call.