18th July, Thursday
If you think this post is about running or anything remotely exercise related, you are sorely mistaken. This is all about the question of life, the universe and everything.
Have you ever had a moment of crystal clear clarity where you just know what you want or how things are going to pan out?
And I’m becoming more and more certain that those moments do not exist.
It’s always in the movies, boy meets girl, they lock eyes and they just know. Girl finishes university and she just knows what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Oh and then there’s the stories of women who just knew when they were ready to have children.
But do they though? Do they really?
Or is it more accurate to say that they make decisions based on what they feel at the time? Because they can’t know. No one can, unless there is some kind of crystal ball that I am unaware of and if there is I would like the location and price because I really want to know if the dream Tudor-style. five-bedroom house with a library is on the cards for me. (My gut is telling me it’s unlikely.)
We make decisions and we make them believing that we are doing what is best for us and those around us. Plans succeed and plans fail but we try and do what’s right for us in the long run. (And the title makes sense!)
I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t beat yourself up if your life doesn’t seem to be going as smoothly as it tends to on the big screen. And don’t get jealous if someone else seems to just “know” what they’re doing. There is a good chance that they are just as blind as you are. And if not, people move at different paces, what is good for them is probably not so good for you.
I’ve been thinking about this stuff quite a bit recently. Never judge your own life by the lives of others – it’s a sure fire way to get yourself confused and upset where you previously may not have been.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and just keep swimming.
All the best,