The Whirlwind of Today

Some people might say that life was so much simpler in the past when social media didn’t exist and further advancements in technology were but a distant dream. Technology provides us with solutions and opens our eyes to possibilities that people a hundred years ago would never have imagined. Of course, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine, though. Because of the conveniences of life today, we tend to abuse it at times.

Everything is so fast-­paced at present – you can sit in front of a computer (for what seems like a few minutes) without realizing that the day is done; you can travel from one place to another just by using an app, and you can even do all your shopping online without ever having the need to leave the comforts of your home!

We sometimes rob ourselves of the possible opportunities and memories we could make by being too attached to technology and too scared to come out of our comfort zones. Because of life’s convenience and how temporary things are, the concept of “forever” is scoffed at or laughed at. Perhaps, deep within us, we do believe in forever or secretly hope for it.

Whirlwind of Today-2“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

There’s nothing wrong with feeling that way. In fact, it reminds us that the temporary things are what make life so precious. We learn to appreciate life for the smaller things, we take more risks, and open our minds to new things. We are aware that there are some physical things in this world that will not last, but the moments we make with our time are what’s permanent.

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“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

So, take a deep breath and pause for a moment.

The whirlwind of today might come off as overwhelming or even intimidating, and that’s okay. We don’t have to rush to be the best or to be complete right away. Appreciate the journey that takes you and trains you to your full potential. Don’t wait for an opportunity to come knocking anymore.

Whirlwind of Today-1“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Build your own door and welcome opportunities instead. Live life to its full potential, but learn to live life wisely. Stop comparing yourself to other people because you are your unique self. Find a balance between your duty and your passions.

Instead of looking at technology and advancements like a burden that is robbing us of precious time, twist it around and make sure that you’re spending time wisely. Use technology to your full advantage – learn something new everyday, try that new recipe you saw on Youtube, discover new music that’ll inspire you.

Write that book. Watch that movie. Talk to the stranger in the bookstore. Climb that mountain.

The possibilities to do more are endless. The only limit is your imagination, after all.