The world we live in nowadays is incredibly fast-paced. It’s hard to find the time to really slow down and think about things. I know that for me, personally, I’ve found myself reacting to things as they come up more frequently as time goes on. I used to never do anything without thinking about it and obsessing over it for a long time. Now that I have a moment to take a breath for a few minutes, I am starting to realize that my priorities have shifted on me a bit without me even realizing it.
I’m finally at a point in my life where I have a pretty good idea of what I like and what I want. I’ve learned to trust myself and just do what feels right. Without actually thinking about it, I’ve started to ask myself, “What is worth your time?” The things I do, the places I go, and the people I surround myself with every day are my answers to that question. Time is the most valuable thing we have in life. Once it’s gone, you can never get it back.
Every day, I wake up knowing I get to go do what I love. I love my job. It is taking over my life, and I am loving it. A lot of people in this world hate their job and dread going to work. I wake up excited to get there and get started. Every day is a new adventure. I never know what to expect going into the day, and I’ve learned to enjoy that. If you aren’t happy with your job, is it really worth your time?
For the past 3+ years, I haven’t really had a social life. I’ve made friends that I have only seen in certain situations. We never kept in touch outside of those situations. Out of nowhere, that changed for me a few months ago. I feel like a major void in my life has been filled, and I am finally able to enjoy quality time spent with great friends for the first time since I moved away from my hometown. When I look back on the past few months, I have spent increasingly more time doing things that matter to me with people who matter to me. My social life and my professional life leave very little time for me to be alone now. After spending most of my time sitting at home by myself for nearly 3 years, this is a nice change of pace.
The more time passes by, the less I hear from old friends. I guess that’s life though. The people who belong in your life will always make you a priority in their life. A lot of my old friends have kept in touch on a fairly regular basis, while others have drifted away from my life.
The older I get, the more I realize that I shouldn’t waste a second being unhappy. My job makes me happy. The people I get to spend time with every day make me happy. My life, in general, makes me happy, as imperfect as it is.
So now, I ask you all to think about this, what is worth your time? What makes you happy? Everyone has a different answer. I don’t consider anything I do to be a waste of time anymore. If something I’m doing doesn’t feel right, I will move on. If I don’t enjoy being with the people around me, I will find someone else to spend time with. Never settle for less than what you deserve. Love the things you do. Love the people who are most important to you with your whole heart. Most importantly, love yourself enough to make your happiness a top priority. I’ve written about this before and will do so again, true happiness comes from within. You create your own happiness. If other people or some other outside influences are dragging you down, do yourself a favor and move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Spend all of your time and energy on the people and the things that are worth your time.