The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
Tell Your Story
Everyone has a story to tell. Your entire life is a long book waiting to be written. Every day, every month, every year, or every few years can be a new chapter in your life. Whoever would want to read such a story? Is your story interesting? Is it boring? Is it filled with twists and turns and conflicts and resolutions? What does your story teach you and those who will read it? What characters are in your story, who did you meet along the way and how did they help you? More importantly, did you help them?
Every human on this Earth has gone through struggles in their life and no single person is the odd man or woman out for not experiencing stress or a life changing event at least once in their life. There is so much to do and so much to see in this life. It is painful to hear someone say they are bored. If they are bored, than they obviously have no idea what it means to be alive.
The fact that you are alive is a journey with a great story that you cannot even fully tell. Before you even began to look like a human, you battled millions of other strands of DNA to reach an egg where you could fully develop into who you are now. Of course, you probably had no control over any of it, but you still survived in what would probably be considered a hostile environment.
As you go through life, you will experience both good and bad events. How you react and how you let these events influence you determines who you are, who you will be, and who you want to be. 90% of life is how you react to it. Life basically came without any instruction booklet and everyone usually learns how to live life by observing others, usually their parents or those who are older than them. Those people never made the rules either and just went along with the flow of how life has been set up for them or worked out their own flows of life. No one is guaranteed riches, happiness, or success. Everyone must work toward and earn what they want in this life.
This life offers you basic opportunities. You may have been poor, you may been born with an illness, you may have been born with a defect that makes life somewhat more complicated and harder for you to live, but almost all humans find a way to cope and live with their lives. Some of them change their situations and some of them accept the way things are. Life is life and it is only this life you know as a conscious living being.
Enjoy the moments. Enjoy the opportunities. Enjoy life for what it is. Enjoy everything you have done, everything you do and everything you will do. It is who you are, what you become, and exactly who you want to be. Enjoy the very fact that you are alive. Go ahead, write your story and make it a good one, a story you can look back on, and know you did everything just the way you wanted to do it.
Live for the journey, not the destination.