Something I started doing about halfway through 2017 was reading more. I used to literally stay in as a child and read book after book. I remember one year my mother got me a series that was full of all the classics. But the one I loved the most was Little Women, I read it over and over again. So yes I have a very addictive personality when it comes to certain aspects of my life.
These days, I find myself loving suspense and poetry more. There is probably no poet I am not willing to give a chance, I love Bukowski for goodness sake, so if there are any other fans out there. I feel like you will understand. There is also no Harlan Coben book that has not already been devoured or added to my list of books to read this year!
I found a poem from one of my all time favorite artists, Jhene Aiko, that really stuck with me while I was reading her new book 2Fish (a poetry book) last night before bed. Jhene Aiko is an amazing singer, songwriter, mother, awesome lover of all things earth, and now newly acclaimed author. Do I seem obsessed? Well yeah…I definitely am.
In Jhene’s poem, which you can reference above, she talks about the concept of waiting. She basically begs the question, why wait? What is the point of waiting? And I realized as people, we are always waiting, waiting for the perfect time, the right situation, the perfect person, the right way.
What do we really get out of waiting? Honestly nothing. Why wait? Do it now. Miss someone – call them, right now! Want to quit your job – quit (but be mindful to have your savings ready and available)! Want to start dating again, ask the guy out! Life is entirely too short to wait for the perfect circumstances. Because guess what, IT WILL PROBABLY NEVER HAPPEN. Life does not work that way. All the time we waste waiting for things to be ideal to make the jump into a new relationship, a new job, a new workout routine, whatever, it makes us miss out on moments and opportunities in life. Once a day is over, it is gone, what are you going to do with your 24 hours. We all have the same 24 hours. Make all the moments in your life count. We only get one life to live. Don’t you want to think back and remember all the good, fun and decent things you did with your life? I know I do.
I hope you all have a great Monday and an amazing week!