You will meet countless amounts of people throughout your life that will tell you to start living. They will tell you to travel and to explore, to step outside of your comfort zone, and to stop acting as if you have forever to live. And, I agree. We don’t have forever to live, but not every day can be filled with exotic travels and life altering experiences. Most days aren’t going to be without a negative thought or complaint or two. In fact, most days are going to consist of some sort of routine. They are going to consist of a couple complaints about minor things. They are not going to be perfect.
But here’s the interesting thing about humans. We’re not perfect (shocker, I know). We’ve experienced highs, but not every day is going to live up to that. We’ve experienced lows, but not every day is going to be that low. So we spend a lot of time in middle ground. Living life to its fullest doesn’t necessarily mean what people portray it to mean. Living life to its fullest means learning how to live. And, learning how to live means learning how to process and appreciate EVERY human experience we go through, not just the positive. It’s about finding a balance. It’s about finding positives in the smile on a stranger’s face on a bad day. It’s about learning what that bad day meant to you and why. It’s about taking a tragedy and growing from it. It’s about taking an adventure and appreciating it. Learning to live is learning to be present and active in your everyday life.
This blog is my experience. It may have posts about food I eat. It may have posts about places I go. It may have posts about people I meet. It may have posts about acts of humanity that inspire me. Some days it will have joyful posts filled with humor. Some days the mood may not be so bright. It will cover all aspects of my human experience. It will be random, but as you have probably learned by now, so is life.