Recently, I wrote a song I call "Time." It's about being present right here, right now, in this moment alone.
As I grew up, I struggled with wanting to be in another stage of life. When I was in high school, I wanted to be in college. When I was in college, I wanted to be in a full-time career. When I was single, I wanted a girlfriend. Now, I struggle with the want to be married, have kids, buy a home (or even just have money to buy a home!). All of this is wonderful to plan for, to dream about, and look forward to, but I've learned the more I get distracted about the future, the less I am living in the present.
This isn't me trying to say, "spend away and do careless things," but rather I need to enjoy and appreciate what I've been given today. What I have right now. Right here.
It's funny, because now I look back and wish I had dwelt more on the moments I had in my past instead of longing for better days ahead; instead of constantly wanting to be somebody that I wasn't at the time.
My life will continue to flash before my eyes if I keep reaching for an age I have not lived yet. That day will come in due time.
I know the best way to live my life is to take it one day at a time. Enjoy one moment at a time. Embrace everyone with love in the time I have left here. Because...
"Maybe all this time, I've had it wrong. Maybe I've been right where I belong."