I find it ridiculous and oddly fascinating how seemingly unimportant things can often make you look at a much bigger picture. It doesn’t even take too much to figure such things out. Let me explain!
This morning, at 2:30AM, I saw the full moon streaming into my window in all of its glory. I don’t know what it is about the moon, but whenever the moon is bright orange, full, or glowing mysteriously, I have never been able to sleep. I stay up all night staring at it, and for some reason, it has never worn me out. The same thing happened this morning. I just sat there with my camera, trying to get the right shot of the moon. And it wasn’t until I was done that I realized that this was going to be the last full moon of this decade!
Shot at 2:30AM today, the Cold Moon/ Long Nights Moon, which happens to be the final full moon of the decade!🌕✨ pic.twitter.com/WncgUhoDtb
— Shubhangi Srinivasan (@_The_Shubhster_) December 12, 2019
It might not seem like a big deal, but very often, we don’t realize that we might be looking at something for the last time. That we might be doing something for the last time. Talking to somebody for the last time. We always assume that there is going to be a tomorrow, and most of the time, we’re right, too! We wake up and go right back to doing the exact same thing all over again because this world has programmed all of us into a dull routine that we fight to break free from.
If you look around you at this moment, right now, you’ll realize that you’re going to be doing a lot of things for the last time in this decade. We’ve only got around 18 days to the next decade. Not a big deal at all! But you know, the year-end is always a good time to tie up your loose ends and do all the things you have been putting off. If there is something that you’ve been meaning to tell somebody, I don’t know what you’re waiting for because there is no time better than right now.
There is so much going on in all of our lives that we often forget to pay attention to all the things that we want from our life. We get so caught up in trying to do exactly what everybody expects from us that we forget the whole point of having to choose our own path. We always get confused between having a tomorrow and seizing the day. But let me tell you the easiest way to figure this out! If you’re hurting and you want time to heal from heartbreak or failure, you try again tomorrow. But if you’re chasing your dreams, trying to make a decision or tell somebody how you feel, then you have to seize the day and go for it.
We humans change so much, we hardly change at all. We somehow always make it back to square one. We follow the same patterns, and rarely ever realize that on time to break away. I have a few things that I need to do before this year ends. And I’m sure that a lot of you do, as well. It shouldn’t have to take for me to tell you to go do everything you can to cross as many things off your bucket list for this decade as you can. The clock is ticking and it’s counting down into a whole new decade.
And if that doesn’t sound convincing enough, I am more than happy to remind you that none of should have to carry our baggage from this decade into the next one. Think of it as your usual New Year clean slate, but multiplied into 10. A fresh start would be so nice after the roller-coaster this year has been, wouldn’t it? I would have saved this for my year-end post, but how would that give any of us the time it takes to at least get some stuff done? Your time starts now. So if you’ve been meaning to do something before the ball drops on NewYear’s, why are you still here? Go do it!
We all think we’ve got the time until we finally don’t. And then we complain about not having enough time. Either way, we have something to blame and we’ll blame everything but ourselves for the things that we were unable to do before the time ran out.
Do better this year. Do things differently. You don’t know how things are going to turn out, so might as well get them done with. Powe through!
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