I’ve come to realize that not every minute of every day can be full of happiness and excitement. There are monotonous moments in life and that’s okay. I think living in a day where we post and see so much happiness on social media has finally started to affect me. I had begun to think that if every minute wasn’t exciting and fun then I needed to make some big change in my life. Now I see that life simply can’t always be carefree and fun. While it is important to enjoy life and live each day to the fullest I can’t dismiss the more challenging and boring moments of life as unacceptable.
I just entered a time of reflection and realized that I am so blessed that I have reached a point in my life where I am truly happy. I wrongfully thought that when I achieved this level of happiness that I would never again experience boredom or sadness or any other unpleasant emotion again. I don’t know why I had this unrealistic expectation but I did. Now that I’ve woken up and realized that life isn’t all about having fun, I’ve learned how to allow myself to feel all my emotions without feeling like a failure.
I tend to procrastinate any assignment that I do not find enjoyable or when I would rather spend my time doing something fun. I realize now that sometimes in life we have to do things we don’t like in order to see our dreams come true. I wouldn’t want to procrastinate the fruition of my dreams, so why do I procrastinate the necessary steps to make my dreams come true?
Every moment may not be “Instagram-worthy” but that’s okay! I still love the life that I get to live and I wouldn’t want to change a single thing about it, even the dull and difficult moments.