Rushing the Sun

This is generation right now! Everything is immediate. I know I have touched on this topic before, but decided to address it from another angle. I hope y’all don’t mind, and if you do, well… get over it (lol)! I am writing this to remind you of the obvious, that each moment is precious and despite of customer service based society, your time is the only thing that you can never be refunded.

Cherish the Moments. As I reflect on times in my life, both pleasurable and unfortunate, I wonder how many of those moments I truly felt alive. I think like “do I think I was really living life at that point?” I know it is common to hear ‘live life to the fullest’ and so on, but I am not one for clichés. I just want to truly live period. I want to take life one breath at a time. Embrace the things that make me smile. I want to grow and grow up. I want to carefully mature and screw up because it’s inevitable. I am at a point despite my fears that I am taking risks and being a little more spontaneous, yet careful at the same time if that makes any sense. (There will be a few quotes form the movie Hitch. Why? I’m glad you wondered: 1) it’s one of my favorites 2) I feel like Hitch’s character took thoughts out of my head 3) and I think it’s relative to this topic).

“Because that’s what people do, they leap, and hope to God they can fly…because otherwise you just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down, why the hell did I jump? But here I am Sara, falling, and the only one that can make me feel like I can fly is you.” – Hitch

Quality Over Quantity. I tend to repeat myself, a lot, especially if it’s something I’m excited and/or passionate about. One of my life sayings is “once you understand quality, quantity doesn’t move you.” I hold that up to all areas of my life, even if not from a practical standpoint. For example, I know fast food is definitely in the quantity category, but at times I lack patience and just want the bad stuff lol (don’t judge me). I have chosen to be strategic about my decisions and consider their worth. I never want to be at a point in my life where I settle for mediocre just because it was convenient or quicker.

“What if I don’t want fine? What if I want extraordinary?” – Hitch

“Never lie, cheat, steal, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from unwanted company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.” – Hitch

Clock Don’t Mark the Hours. One of the most foolish feelings is rushing to get nowhere. In other words to hurry and put so much energy into something that either doesn’t exist or wasn’t worth your investment. Certain things are worth careful planning and steady pace. A pet peeve that I bother myself with is waiting for time to “fly by” when in reality it won’t and for me to sit and wait for it to pass is literally a waste of my time (lol).

I am learning to cherish things more. Time is very precious and greatly taken for granted. I know I cannot speak for everyone, but I know I do it, and I also know that I am not alone. Sometimes a sign of checking how valuable your time is to you is evaluating the “waste” in your life and realizing what you may need to let go for your own good. This is easier typed than done, but necessary. I am a work in progress and I am happy with that an I hope you can say the same of yourself. I know sometimes life calls for some spontaneity, but “good things come to those who wait” isn’t an obsolete statement. So remember, yes tomorrow is important, but don’t forget about today. Stop rushing the sun!

“Life isn’t about how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.” – Hitch

Signed, Teach Me to Wait

“..goodbye yesterday, I can’t take you with me..” – Dionne Farris

    • Deemi
    • January 25th, 2010

    you continue to inspire young people as myself keep it up kesha this is nice [=

      • TakeshaVictoria
      • January 27th, 2010

      thanks hun!

  1. As much as I can understand right now, I think you’re right!

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