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Along For The ride

Life moves really fast.

Along For The ride

Time goes fast, like really fast.

It's almost like you blink and you miss it.

I'm starting to think that life really is like those movies where you go to sleep and wake up 30 years older and realize you've missed your life.

You've missed everything. All those little moments that happen when you push yourself out of your comfort zone are gone.

You spent your whole making lists and checking tasks off and just trying to keep up with everyday life. You sat at your desk and let the world pass you by. Then all of a sudden today is tomorrow, then today is next year. Then you're sitting down twenty years from now trying to figure out where all the days went. Where the time you promised you'd cherish went.

What if you were told you could live your life over, would you? Would you live every day exactly how you have? Would you say something different, would you take another path?

Would you spend so much time sitting there, waiting for today to be over, for this week to be over?

Because I don't think I would. I don't think I'd live every day waiting for tomorrow.

There is so much to see and so much to do. Why should you be spending it doing things that force you to count the seconds on the clock?

I'm not saying drop out of school or quit your day job, I'm just saying that you should stop living for tomorrow to be over.

Stop waiting for life to pass you by, because I can promise you it will.

Life isn't slowing down, it is going to wait for you to realize that you only have so many days.

It's speeding forward at what feels like lightening speed and you're just along for the ride

Make it a good ride, make it a ride with stories to tell.

When you're old, sitting with your grandkids and they ask you what you've done, give them something good. Give them something more than, "I let my life pass me by" give them something that will inspire them to go out and truly live.

It might not cure every problem, hell it might even make some of them worse, but you'll learn from them, you'll see something new, and at least then you're seeing something.

People are going to judge you for whatever you do. They're gonna think you should live your life differently than you chose to.

People are going to judge me for writing this article and tell me how much this entire site sucks, but I'm still going to write. Why? Because I only have so many days and I'd rather spend them doing something I love than sitting and trying to please others.

You don't have to listen to me, but trust me when I say, life will continue with or without you. Wouldn't you rather be along for the ride?

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