One of my current obsessions is John Mayer's latest album, "Born and Raised." A friend of mine sent it to me earlier this week and I just can't get enough of it. One song in particular, Born and Raised, has been tugging at my heart and I wonder if any of you ever feel the way I do.
Sometimes, especially now that I'm in my late 20s, I feel as though life is speeding up. Somehow the last ten years have flown by and I realize I didn't accomplish a fraction of what I wanted to or take advantage of the time I had to make mistakes and go crazy. I didn't travel enough, I didn't "party" enough, I didn't experience enough, I didn't spend more time figuring out my "plan." How far I could have gone by now, how much I could have achieved.
My friend that sent me the album shares my thoughts on this and we spoke about if for a while. It made me feel less alone, but also made me realize that even if I had done all those things, I could very well be feeling the same way at this very moment! The point is, living in regret and in your past is no way to be happy. This first year of my business is hard and often times (honest alert) I wonder if I'll be successful. Will people like my work? Will people hire me? Will I make a difference? I have to believe that yes, all those things will happen and all the work I do will pay off in the end. I can only make changes, look forward and try not comparing myself to others. Isn't that the hardest part? I think so; fighting against that urge is a struggle, but worth it because no matter how good someone's life seems, it never is what you think.
Live your life for now and don't wait for your past to catch up to you. That's what I really want to remember because "one of these days you'll be born and raised and it all comes on without warning."
Currently listening to John Mayer, Born and Raised