happiness

Inevitable Wisconsin Reflection.

As I sit in my bed at my mom’s house in Greendale, Wisconsin I realize that I haven’t lived in this state for nearly ten years. I almost can’t comprehend that. Wow, time flies, it really does. People always told me things would go fast, I sort of believed it, but “sort of” is now 100% gone, there is no doubt. The reflection of how fast time moves opens up a waterfall of thought about how I should utilize time, how I should be living life, treating others, treating myself, if I’m living the right way, if I’m happy, and what kind of strides I’m making in my life.

Uh oh, the obvious life-reflection-when-I-come-home moment is in full force. Well, it’s necessary. Sometimes you need to take stock of your life and how you’re growing as a person…or not growing. On the flip, maybe it isn’t normal to reflect as much as I am? Sometimes too much reflection can lead to doubt, for me at least.  The ideal case is that reflection leads to growth, but that isn’t always the case.

The beauty of having a small town like Greendale is that it’s always a reminder of where I’m from. It’s a simple reminder of who I was, and to an even larger extent, how I got to be who I am. I wonder if that’s the case for everyone when they return to their hometown?

The things written above is a stream of thought that I’ve had many times in past. My personal conclusion inevitable. However, now I tell myself to get there faster. I try to avoid the rabbit hole of emotion that comes with reflection. Also, time is flying, life is short, lets just conclude…

Live often, and live fast but do it slowly because life is short. And to echo a mantra that isn’t mine: “seek and find.” 

Job Time 101.

Do you like your job? Do you like what you do every day? It’s so common day to make a joke to anyone about the week almost being over or “can’t wait to be off work.” Why are we all at fault for saying this? Are we tried? Do we just say it to relate to someone else?

How has this happened to the majority of all of us, how have we come to a point where when you look at someone you know it’s not necessarily what they want to be doing? This doesn’t apply to all but like I said earlier… the majority.

Is it the system? Is it us? Is it the commercials and advertisements depicting HOW we feel but not really asking? Are we positioned this way?

I think the common goal is to get to that point in life where we’re not saying anything negative about work, or our days IN work. Wouldn’t it be great to not really know you’re working but to get paid? To go through your life being passionate about what you’re doing and when a paycheck comes you say “I can’t believe I’m paid for this.”

I’ve never been so certain that life and our surroundings are how we create it. Every single day tests our ingenuity, resilience, change, and creativity and how we implement it in our day to day. Each day is for trusting what you know but being open and ready to learn something new.

Trust what you know and don’t let your surroundings dictate how you feel, if the surroundings make you unhappy – find something new to look at until you’re happy staring at it.