Living Life.. Finally?

United States
March 1, 2008 8:04pm CST
I have noticed that I have a certain urgency that I never really had before. And I'm not sure what clicked or why I have it exactly. I am suddenly taking more notice of the dreams that I have pushed to the side for years, feeling like I must accomplish them NOW.. or it's never going to happen. It came to me that I have more time BEHIND me than I have left in FRONT of me. And that it's time to actually live before that time runs out. Time waits on no one! while we are doing HAS to be done.. what NEEDS to be done..and taking care of business as usual.. We are letting the most important things slip away... Only now, I plan on living.. this late in the game! lol! I want to remove the "Poor me" people out of my life .. you know the ones that never have anything positive to say and they just suck the life out of you? they NEED more than any one person can give anyway, and aren't thankful for your sacrifice... so why exactly do we let them steal away our time? I want to stop living on the safe side of life.. in the comfort zone where you become stale and unhappy... and you find you have just lived there for so long that you didn't even realize that life was still out there! I have discovered a whole new kind of soul sleep in that condition! I want to find every dream that I ever had and give it a try... just once! And if I fail... so what? At least I can say I tried! I have let too many things in life cloud my vision.. I want to see what it's like to live dangling from a dream a while... I want to try everything that I was afraid to try, either because of pride or fearing I would fail.. I want to laugh a lot more.... dare to do one thing that scares me.... hope a lot more... and spend time with myself a while.. because I never really got a chance to know ME. As much as that sounds like a greeting card that you have read a few times too many.. I really mean it. Have you ever looked back at what you've done and realize there's so much more that you haven't done.... for no one other than for yourself? I think it's time! It's time to live.. really.. live! If you found out that you only had a little time left on this earth, what would you be trying to accomplish NOW?
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3 responses
@klaudyou (501)
3 Mar 08
Now..that's a revelation! There are much younger people who should think like you. I will take your attitude as an advice, since i find it very true and useful. I can imagine you are not saying all that for nothing...there must have been some things to make you stop enjoying the life as you realized you should...but congratulations you got rid of them....! Time is nothing...happiness does not count second, minutes or years...it counts lives...and life is what you define should be!
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• United States
4 Mar 08
Thanks! it is a revelation! ummm..... you are going by th age on my profile, aren't you? lol! ya know, some people aren't always COMPLETELY honest about their age on mylot! lol!
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@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
2 Mar 08
I don't see you really not living life! In fact, having such a realization is life in itself. You being aware of what your life should be is one good confirmation of you living life. Maybe you just have to change the way you see your life now. I am usually the most depressed person you will ever meet. I used to think that my life sucks, and it really does. But when I began to change the way I see my life, it all different now. I see you living life! Spread the love!
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• United States
2 Mar 08
THANK YOU, ZU! that is EXACTLY what I meant!
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• Philippines
2 Mar 08
Now that you have finally realized, it's for you to do something about it. Having realized it, is a step to start further. Enjoy! Thanks for responding back! Spread more hope!
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• United States
3 Mar 08
thank you, Jeanniemay, for taking the time to respond. :)
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Mar 08
Now is the time I guess I am eighty one and I have loved writing all my life and have written two novels and had them rejected of course. I have always wanted to sell a novel to be a real author so maybe while I have a few years left this has to be the time Nobody lives forever and I have more years behind me than in front of me so maybe I will once more sit down and try to make one dream come true
• United States
5 Mar 08
Wow! THAT'S WONDERFUL! I wish you the best of luck getting published! Go for it! and be sure and let us know!