Waiting for Life to Start.

August 26, 2009

Waiting for Life to start?
"Well Kels," I can hear my dad say in his formal 'this-is-where-my-wisdom-can-be-taken-advantage-of' sort of way,
"It's already begun."

I read this thought a long time ago, and was reminded of it just the other day as I caught myself saying things like:
"Once school starts, then..."
"Once I finally fall in love, then..."
"Once I finish my degree, then..."
And it wasn't all that long ago when I was saying things like,
"Once I graduate high school, then..."
(I have)
"Once I live on my own, then..."
(I do)
"Once I go to college, then..."
(I'm here)

And look! Nothing miraculously has ever changed overnight, just because I've started a new chapter in my life.
If you can relate in any way (and even if you can't), READ ON.
The Life of a Day – Tom Hennen
"Like people or dogs, each day is unique and has its own personality quirks which can easily be seen if you look closely. But there are so few days as compared to people, not to mention dogs, that it would be surprising if a day were not a hundred times more interesting than most people. But usually they just pass, mostly unnoticed, unless they are wildly nice, like autumn ones full of red maple trees and hazy sunlight...
For some reason we like to see days pass, even though most of us claim we don’t want to reach our last one for a long time. We examine each day before us with barely a glance and say, no, this isn’t one I’ve been looking for, and wait in a bored sort of way for the next, when, we are convinced, our lives will start for real..."

Like my dad would say, "It's already begun."
I guess I need to be brave enough to realize that Life isn't waiting,
So why should I?


timewilltell said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

Ash said...


That was great. And thanks for your comment. I haven't decided what I'm doing yet, but I'm taking plenty of time to think about it before I make any decisions.

I'm going to go home and seize the day now!

Jalene said...

That is absolutely brilliant. Wow. I love that. Thanks for reminding me. :)

emily said...

such a great post. it's hard to not look forward to the next big thing. i'm still working on that one. but it's a nice way to live to keep on going. :)

Michelle said...

Oh man, story of my life. It's like I always want to be somewhere that I'm not. It's not that I'm not enjoying where I am, it's just that longing for what COULD be better. Silly humans... :)

First time visiting - like it so far!

Olivia Rae said...

i love this post. it's so real and TRUE. that quote is spot on! i need to stop waiting for things to happen in my life too, and just start appreciating everything i have now!

Sarah Alaoui said...

amen girl amen.

La Cougarette said...

Your blog makes my life. I love you K! <3

- Heidi Lynn

Anonymous said...

oh, thankyou so much for your lovely comment dear! and this is such a beautiful post too ♥

Kenna Christensen said...

kels you inspire me.

Kenna Christensen said...

kels you inspire me.

Kevin said...

(this is Mandy). I love you. What a fabulous thought. Let's live today.

Mrs. W said...

I absolutely love this post! It's so inspiring. I just found your blog recently and I realllly like it : ]

Have a great weekend!

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