There’s something about leading a hectic lifestyle that makes a person effective, and I once heard that “if you want something done, give it to a busy person’.
As we speak, my schedule is full to the brim with 3 jobs, studying, blogging, interning, contributing to print, Crossfitting and being the almighty Treasurer for a student society. But you know what, no one really cares.
I am still required to wash the dishes after dinner, clean my room and put my washing out on Tuesday nights.
I still want to find time to help my sister with her Food Technology folio and pick up my other siblings from Cheer-leading. I’d also really like to prep a mountain of Quinoa for the week’s lunches and start experimenting with buckwheat.
I want to have dinner with long lost high-school friends, sip lattes with my best gal pals and spend Saturday nights making memories I will never remember, or forget under the disco ball.
I also want the free time to discover other things to do. To go hiking, to drive through sleepy towns, and meet strangers who will become friends.
In a bittersweet dichotomy I am left with the simultaneous thirst to be so busily striving for whatever my end goal is, as well as to be as free as a butterfly: flitting between people, places and experiences without a care in the world.
What I am learning though, is that if you are alert, active and motivated enough, opportunities will come flying in. Almost like a floodgate, one that cannot be stopped with sandbags or barricading walls.
You will wonder how and why everything is just so, “happening”, and will almost wish that the river would just stop flowing for 5, so you can catch your breath and at least doggy-paddle your unfit ass to shallow ground.
What I want you to know, is that (I think) it is 100%, vitally, wholly and unconditionally necessary to absorb everything. Run with it, roll with it, even attempt breast-stroke with the current.
It may not be the best, most enlightened or sensible thing to do: to jump in every back seat and throw my hands in the air (like you just don’t care). But it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
So today I want you to roll with it. Take account of everything that comes your way, and grab hold of that bad boy. Stash it in your pocket but there’s no saving for a rainy day.
Lastly, if there’s someone at the door, answer it. It could be James Franco selling cookies.