I’m in it for the long haul – life that is.
What an eventful couple of weeks, in some great ways and a not so great so ways! I had a death in the family, a pile of medical bills come in, and enough school work to drown in – it sucked! But you know what,? This is just the beginning.
My mom bought me a book this week that I started reading, The Opposite of Lonlieness. The story is tragic of a young, brilliant, successful twenty something who was killed in a car accident just days after graduating from Yale, the book is complied by her living friends and mentors to display how truly unique she was.
There was a paragraph in that book that just sort of brought a lot of things into perspective for me:
“We’re so young. We’re so young. We’re twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There’s this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lay alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out – that it is somehow too late. That others are somehow ahead. More accomplished, more specialized. More on the path to somehow saving the world, somehow creating or inventing or improving. That it’s too late now to BEGIN a beginning and we must settle for continuance, for commencement.”
I’ve been drowning the last couple weeks, like really struggling. I didn’t want to admit it, and I certainly have people that are holding me up, but I’ve just felt out. This book, and this passage came at just the right time!
TODAY is the day to get back on the horse, TODAY is the day to look forward. I don’t care if you’re a twenty something, or you’re in your late sixties – tomorrow is coming and you can choose what you are going to do then.
I’m in it for the long haul, so come join me. Did you know The Huffington Post isn’t even 10 years old and it’s the top blog on the internet for income? In the next 10 years you could change the world, so go for it! I’ve been sitting on some thought decisions the past few weeks. Should I run my current business and start a second one, should I run two business together, or should I choose just one. I don’t have an answer quite yet, but I’m on my way. I’m only 20, I’ve got time!
If you are reading this, you are young enough, smart enough, and resourceful enough to start something great right now! Whether it feels like the right time or not, just go for it! I know it all sounds great in theory, but it can be great in practice too. Nothing worth having comes easy, but anything worth having is worth working for!
I know this was a very wordy and long post, but it’s been a very long two weeks for me and it was time to share. You don’t know exactly how my life has been, but you can see my takeaways. Life’s short, make it count – but life is also long enough to enjoy. Get out today, smell the air, do something crazy, make mistakes. Love your life and live for now!
Until Next Time,
Zach “Dreaming Big” Spuckler