As cliche as it may be, everything truly does happen for a reason. This is something I strongly have stood by, but recently have forgotten. I like to have a plan. I get anxious if I don’t have an idea of what I’ll be doing in the next few months, so I set goals for what I want to do and where I think I’ll be.
I spent a majority of this past semester breaks making a lot of these future plans and goals hoping that I would at least achieve one. I was excited for what was in store, and I counted on all of it working out. Unfortunately, within the first few weeks of the so called lazy-leisure-time-break, everything I had been planning changed drastically. Not a single one of my plans will be happening anymore. It made these past few weeks rough for me. I have been upset, sad, confused, and anxious over figuring out something different. I don’t know what’s in store, but I’m beginning to feel better about it because I’ve been reminding myself that everything happens for a reason.
I know that I’m not the only one out there to feel like this. We all get caught up in the craziness of life, and when things don’t work out the way we plan on them to, it freaks us out. It can be hard to take a step back and recognize what’s happening in the moment. There’s a quote that I came across every semester break that sums up what I’m trying to get at..
The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. -Bill Watterson
We shouldn’t spend all of our energy on planning the future. The journey of life is meant to be lived naturally and presently. That’s what makes life life. Yet, still we ought to plan things but don’t get overexcited over it. Because things work out the way they are meant to, and life takes us to the places we are meant to experience. It’s important to have goals, but it’s more important to live presently. You are meant to experience what is happening right at this moment. Consider the future, but live in the present.