Remember when “yolo” was a thing? I still say it ironically because I am lame and think it’s funny. But it got a lot of people’s attention. “You only live once” meant people can do anything, even if it was reckless, because they only had one life to live and should be living it to the fullest. Living your life can mean so many things to different people. Some see how time that is ticking away while others plan for forevers.
Since this year has started, a lot of things have been happening. Not just to me, but to the people I know. But it’s put so many things into perspective. How am I living my life? Am I truly enjoying it? What does it mean to really live my best life? I’m not an expert at any of this, I’m just going to be talking through some thoughts.
Living Your Life
I’m an overthinker. Whenever I’m doing something I always think of the reasoning behind it. Do I need to do it? Am I doing it because it will benefit me? There’s a lot going through my head. I talked about a twenties life crisis before. People in their twenties have a lot of weird pressures. We’re figuring out our lives still but have to act like adults. It’s a weird time.
A lot of people are striving to live their best life. It’s not a bad thing, I’ve said this before. But I’ve never been so aware of how life happens so fast. One of my favorite quotes by Marie Lu is, “You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”
This year I’ve seen people who were the picture of health on the brink of death. Unexpected things happen that shook up my path. I want to live a good life. A life that honors God and one that I don’t take for granted. Sometimes we get so caught up in what will happen in our future that we forget to live in the now. But at the same time, that doesn’t excuse us to do reckless things because we’re trying to make the best of it.
At the end of the day it comes down to living your life well. Make sure you’re happy with it and not doing things that can hurt you. Anything can happen and we’re all going through it day by day.
What does living your life mean to you?