What Is Living?

Before I begin this post, let me just apologize for totally sucking lately. (And by lately I mean for the past month and a half.) As it turns out, three summer classes, work, and trying to have friends results in absolutely no free time. Aka no blogging time. Not to mention that I haven’t had time to write anything in my book, but that’s a-whole-nother issue.

So, I’m very very truly sorry (if you even care). Now let’s get to the blogging.

Honestly, what’s it like to be alive. I’m not talking about living here, I’m talking about living. Notice the difference in italics. Obviously everyone who has a pulse is alive, but that’s only by the dictionary definition, not the meaningful definition.

Being only 20 years old, I don’t have to worry too much about the general adult responsibilities (sorry other adults), but I do think about it. About my future, and I can tell you one thing: I do NOT want to get stuck in the rut.

You know, the rut. The working-nine-to-five-and-the-only-thing-I-look-forward-to-is-watching-the-bachelorette rut. Where you spend every single day looking forward to the next day because you just need to get through today, the rut. Where you look forward to the weekend, and when its the weekend you spend the 48 hours of freedom dreading the week that’s to come, the rut. That is not a life.

Being alive is totally different. It’s being spontaneous. Adventurous. Enjoying the world around you. Making the best out of every situation that you’re in. That’s being alive.

Sure, you have to work a full-time job to make a living, I understand that. BUT you need to get out there and experience the world. Do you think that you were put on this earth just to stay in your small town and “go through the motions”? Oh, definitely not.


I’m not saying that you have to fly all over the world, drive across the country, or even leave your general area. Exploring can be something so simple, like trying a new restaurant, trying a new food, or even trying out a new style. You have this entire world and everything in it, yet you’re stuck in this rut. Get. Out. And get out now.

Whether you’re 10, 20, or 50, it’s never too late (or too early) to explore and try new things. Do something you’ve never ever thought about doing. Try something that you’d never think you’d like. You might find something that you genuinely love doing. On the other hand, you might try something that you end up hating and never want to do again, but honestly, I think that’s the fun of it.

Have fun with your life and live. You never know what you can be until you be it.

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