Wisdom

December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?

The wisest decision I made this year was to live in the moment.

Last year, I was paralyzed by the fear of what the hell I was going to do when I graduated. Of not having a Plan.

Eleni replied to that post with an Avenue Q quote:

Maybe you just have to concentrate on the “only for now”, frustrating (and frightening) as that may be.

And eventually, I learned how to do it. I abandoned the 2am job searches and future anxiety. I let myself live in the moment, enjoy the trips I was taking, the things I was learning and everything that I was experiencing. And I’m so glad I did, because it was over so fast and now, even though a lot of my fears from 2009 have come true (unemployment, debt, etc), at least I know that I really lived last year.

And when I get especially anxious, I listen to that song.

Nothing lasts, life goes on. Full of surprises. You’ll be faced with problems of all shapes and sizes.

2 Comments

  • By Shaun Mcalister, December 12, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    You most certainly did live. And I’m so happy I got to be a part of it. Here’s to the moment I get to see you again! :-)

  • By Eleni, December 13, 2010 @ 4:24 am

    Aw, I had forgotten about that (and at the same time: holy crap, that was a whole year ago?!). It’s good that you mention it, because I could use a little “only for now” thinking in my life right now.

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