Do-Overs

Well, here we are, 2019 is in full motion, goals are made, and the perfect reset is here. Yes, it is the "new year, new me" sort of logic. It is one of the perfect excuses to get this "fresh new start" going, and to me, it is perfectly fine.

Let's be real people, life has its ups and downs. The good days are really good, but the bad days can feel like they never end. That's life in general, and you have to embrace it for what it is. Now I know what you might be wondering, Chris, why the hell are you telling us some philosophical B.S. we already know about? Because, my friends, I have come to a slight realization.

When I was laid off from my first full-time job out of college, I thought I was a failure. Hell, I still think I am a failure. However, there was something that I learned from it. Although we should do our best to avoid failures, they are inevitable. You will fall off of your high horse. It's how you bounce back that matters.

This is where 2019 comes in - the new year. As cliche as it sounds, it is the perfect excuse to get yourself moving. After losing my full-time job, I face a brand new adventure with three new part-time jobs, and they all have a promising future ahead for me. Being only 10+ days into the new year, I have had my fair share of ups and downs already, and I know that it's not gonna be the last time it will happen either.

This week's post is turning philosophical but stay with me if you can. I have goals in mind, you have goals, everyone does. If not, they should. Sometimes you blow by them, sometimes you don't, but one should not dwell in the past or future, but stay in the present moment; the now.

I try not to let my past deter my future, but at the same time I know I am not in either of those timelines, I am in the here and now, and it is time to make the most of it. It's up to us what we do with the time we have, and what things we can accomplish in that period of time.

However, now we come to the end of this post, this is 2019, another year older and wiser, but yet another year closer to death. We have to take advantage of what we have, and it is the present moment. We don't know how much time we have left, so it's time to step up to the plate. Whatever you decided to put off, you might as well do it now. Ask that girl out, apply to that job you always wanted to do, travel to that place, whatever it is, do it. This is the year we live with no regrets, and the time to step up is now.

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