Location: Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France.
*the gardens provoke thinking
Every so often I find myself thinking, “what if.”
I think about it more often than I’d like to admit and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Am I? I hope not.
What if I would have said that one thing to that particular someone sooner? What if I expressed my emotions better to someone I cared about? What if I didn’t meet some of the people I now call my best friends? Where would I be today? I know asking those questions don’t get me anywhere, but I still wonder about them. Don’t you?
What if I hadn’t traveled?
I don’t think I would be the person I am today if I didn’t. More than ever I ask questions…a lot of them. I want to know more about the world, to see more and do more that may make a difference someday. I don’t exactly know what that is just yet, but hopefully I’ll get there.
I don’t expect anything from the world like I used to. I don’t feel entitled to anything, but that makes me question it even more…
You’ve heard the term, “It is what it is.”
Not only is it my most unfavorable saying, I also didn’t like to think that it was true. I thought it is what it is, was only after people stopped thinking, “what if.” Because it’s only after you’ve exhausted every scenario, and spoken you’re mind that “it is what it is” remains the conclusion. For the first time in my life on two separate occasions recently, that were coincidentally in the same week, I simply found myself saying…”It is what it is.”
I Haven’t Stopped Saying “What If”
I quickly backtracked and started thinking, “what if.”
It’s not healthy to think there’s only a final conclusion and that it really is what it is. If you are passionate you can always make a change, and at the end of the day, if you were your very best self, that’s all you can do.
A long explanation short, live in the moment, because what you do today affects the world you live in tomorrow.
Here’s a list of things I’ve started to keep track of so I can mind my “what if’s”
- Travel often and to places that will make you grow into a better person
- Tell the people you love that you love them
- Follow up with friends and ask how they are doing
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions