Today is May 16th and this is the first post I’ve written since April 27th.
It’s not that I haven’t thought about writing something new, or reposting something still relevant – I just haven’t had the motivation or inspiration to do so of late.
Whenever I find myself in this position, I’m quick to pass judgement on myself. Feeling like a failure, I typically head to the computer and force myself to write something, which ultimately turns out to be nothing after an hour of writing and re-writing one paragraph.
But this time it was different. This time I found myself saying “it’s okay – you write when you can.”
I guess that’s the difference between a hobby and a job – a hobby is always there for you whenever you feel the creative juices flowing through your veins. There should never be any pressure or judgement – instead it should be filled with pleasure, accomplishment and fulfillment.
It was during the last few weeks, as my writing remained idle, that I came across this quote by Rose Kennedy.
“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.”
I think it’s easy to lose sight of that as we’re rushing around filling our days with everything we can possibly cram into them. But sometimes it’s important to just stop and savor those moments. To set aside the things you may want to do to be with the people that matter most.
Our lives are not infinite. Death is a reality all of us will face at one point or another – some rather untimely. It’s during that realization when those moments of life are so vital to nurture and cherish because you really never know when this very day could be your last.
I’m rarely at a loss for words, but lately I find myself concerned more with the moments of life, rather than the milestones. My focus is on the lives all around me and the relationships which have come to redefine the person I am today.
Don’t be afraid to just stop what you’re doing in life and take some time to put someone else’s needs ahead of your own. By doing so you’ll find you’re left with a life filled with meaning and memories to last you a lifetime.