Friday, December 31

Life Is What Happens When You Are Too Busy Making Other Plans

I am beginning this customary 'end-of-the-year-entry' with an incredibly commonplace quote by John Lennon. However, rhetoric has never been an enemy to me plus I the more I grow up, the less I find this quote to be far from being banal.
I seem to have spent way too much time during my adolescence worrying about what was right and what was wrong and, out of what I now perceive as legalism and stubbornness, doing my outmost to stick to those principles and ideals I had decided were worth pursuing. I was unhappy, always struggling just to get by, fighting to push through, never having a mental place I could call my own. I then seem to have spent the following few years waiting on someone else to tell me what to do, how to be. That didn't help either as I was always being used and disposed of emotionally as soon as they had used me for their personal gain. The day I finally managed to unravel myself out of my cocoon, to make decisions for myself, trusting what I loved, what I felt I was born to do, following my innate calling, I began to sore. So even on a day like this, when the whether outside is gloomy and the future is uncertain, I look upon life and feel God's sparkle in me leading me on and startling me to push forward with joy. Stop making plans, stop idealizing life, stop living in a standardized box. LIVE.


Tanya Heasley said...

Hey Yvonne,
It's been a while.
Do you remember 2007 when we all wrote more than we have done the past few years?

I've challenged myself to write something every day this year. I would love to follow your thoughts again in the blogging world. Do you fancy the challenge too?

Hope to read about you soon.
Love Tanya

Максим (Maxim) said...

Hi Yvonne! Happy New Year to you too! Hope you're well!

Anonymous said...

mmesOEG - hallo guys :D